Association of National Olympic Committees Awards 2015, Winners Announced

Association of National Olympic Committees Awards 2015, Winners Announced

The Athletes’ Commissions were asked to consider athletes whose performances became an iconic part of the Games’ success and not just those athletes who had won the most medals. The ANOC Jury was then responsible for selecting the winners from the shortlist. 

The ANOC Jury – made up of representatives from the five Continental Associations, the ASOIF President, the ANOC Secretary General, the ANOC Athletes’ Commission Chair, a media representative and a representative from the ANOC PR company – met in Kuala Lumpur in August to discuss and agree the ANOC Award winners from the Asian, European, Pan American and Pacific Games. Since the African Games took place in September, the same selection process was carried out remotely to select the winner from those Games. 

The winning male and best female athlete from each of the five Continental Games and individual winners are: 


Femi Seun Ogunode (Qatar) - Athletics 100m

Yao Jinnan (China) Gymnastics


Franck Elemba - Congo - Shot Put

Marie-Josee Ta Lou (Cote d'Ivoire) Athletics


Ryan Pini MBE, OL Papua New Guinea - Swimming

Jennifer Chieng (Micronesia) Boxing


Togrul Asgarov (Azerbaijan) - Wrestling

Katie Taylor (Ireland) - Boxing


Thiago Pereira (Brazil) - Swimming

Kim Rhode (USA) - Shooting


Individual Awards: 

ANOC Award for Outstanding Performance Announcement:

Bob Beamon (USA) Athletics


ANOC Lifetime Achievement Award:

Mr Francesco Ricci Bitti (Italy)


ANOC Award for Contribution to the Olympic Movement Announcement:

Dr Thomas Bach (Germany)