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The General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees

Note, The largest-ever General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees convened in Tokyo, with preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in the Japanese capital among the items to be discussed.

The two-day event at a Tokyo hotel opened with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivering an address to the more than 1,400 representatives from all 206 NOCs, the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations and games organizing committees. The assembly saw presentations from the two remaining bids for the 2026 Winter Games — Stockholm and Italian joint bidders Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo — following withdrawals from five other bids including Sapporo.

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