The medal designs were first revealed on 28 November to the audience of the ANOC General Assembly in Tokyo, which included representatives of the 206 National Olympic Committees and over 1,400 delegates.
“The ANOC World Beach Games are an innovative event that deserve a fresh approach in every respect. These medals represent that spirit of innovation, and that beautiful connection to nature we’ll see at San Diego 2019, with world-class athletes competing in harmony with the beach and the ocean,” said ANOC Secretary General Gunilla Lindberg.
Alongside the medal reveal, San Diego 2019 debuted a promotional video featuring voices of athletes and sports leaders from around the world, which was met with enthusiasm by the ANOC General Assembly. The video, “Experience San Diego 2019 - #MakeWaves”, can be found on ANOC’s YouTube Channel. To end the presentation, the local organising committee announced the finalisation of contracts with key suppliers for event delivery, video production, transport, and promotion.
“We are incredibly fortunate to be working with companies that guarantee world-class expertise and local knowledge. These suppliers will us help achieve our goals of delivering an outstanding event with minimal environmental impact,” said Chairman of the San Diego 2019 local organising committee Vincent Mudd.
The 2019 ANOC World Beach Games already have 44 NOCs athletes qualified, while more than 1,300 athletes from every Olympic continent are expected to compete in the event. With 15 sports over six days, and qualification procedures beforehand geared towards attracting the world’s top athletes, the event will be compact, efficient and exciting. The Games are set to begin 10 October 2019 and will take place on the iconic Mission Beach.
The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) was established in June 1979 during the Constitutive General Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Over the last 38 years, the number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) whose interests ANOC represents has risen to 206.
ANOC is administered from its headquarters in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, where it has been based since June 2010. When the ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was elected in April 2012 his stated objective was to reform, modernise and professionalise the organisation in order to better serve the needs of the world’s NOCs.
Under Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah’s visionary leadership, ANOC has strived to protect and promote the collective interests of the NOCs by delivering an unprecedented level of assistance and support. ANOC also aims to build and strengthen the relationships between the NOCs and the Olympic Family for the benefit of the entire Olympic Movement.