Oceania NOCs back IOC Statement

January 31, 2023

The 17 members of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC), its President Dr Robin Mitchell, Vice President Baklai Temengil-Chilton, Secretary-General Ricardo Blas and the ONOC Executive Board support the statement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Solidarity with Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and Belarus, and the status of athletes from these countries.

ONOC supports the three parts of the IOC Statement and the subsequent robust consultations with all stakeholder groups of the Olympic Movement in particular with athletes.

ONOC and its membership upholds and advocates the fundamental principles of the Olympic Movement to create peace, unity, and a better world through sport.



About ONOC 
Established in 1981, the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) is one of five Continental Associations. It looks after the interests of 17 member nations in the Oceania Region, including Australia and New Zealand as well as seven associate members. 

ONOC has an office in Guam where Secretary General Mr. Ricardo Blas is based and the Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, where the Office of the President Dr Robin Mitchell is located.

All services and-programmes are based on the ONOC Strategic Plan for 2018-2021, and its 4 Core Functions of (1) Building and Strengthening NOCs Capacity (2) Cultivating Strategic Partnerships (3) Contributing towards Sporting Excellence and (4) Leading by Example.


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Shivneel Narayan
Chief Communications Officer (Acting)


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