Union of Arab National Olympic Committees

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Union of Arab National Olympic Committees
إتحاد اللجان الأولمبية الوطنية العربية
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Countries members
FormationMay 1976
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Riyadh
22 National Olympic Committees
Official language
Nawaf bin Faisal
Website http://uanoc.org

The Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (acronym: UANOC; Arabic : إتحاد اللجان الأولمبية الوطنية العربية) is an international organization that unites the 22 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the Arab world. It is headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.



In May 1976, in a conference of Arab olympic committees held in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), members decided to establish a union called the Arab Sports Confederation (ASC). The goals of the confederation are the advancement of the Olympic movement and sports in the Arab countries, develop and maintain the rules and principles of the Olympic, encourage and protect the hobby, as well as cooperation with the Arab and international sports organizations. Riyadh was chosen as the headquarters of the confederation and Prince Faisal bin Fahd was elected as its President until his death in 1999. The Arab Sports Confederation changed its name to Union of Arab National Olympic Committees (UANOC) in 2008. [1]


The most important activities of the union, attend international and continental meetings that act for youth and sports both, contribute to the organization of Arab sports tournaments, supervision and the establishment of tournaments, seminars, sports medicine and sports media, management and administration and sports photography.

Member countries

Nation Code National Olympic Committee CreatedRef.
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria ALG Algerian Olympic Committee 1963/1964 [2]
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain BRN Bahrain Olympic Committee 1978/1979 [3]
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros COMComité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores1979/1993 [4]
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti DJIComité National Olympique Djiboutien1983/1984 [5]
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt EGY Egyptian Olympic Committee 1910 [6]
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq IRQ National Olympic Committee of Iraq 1948 [7]
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan JOR Jordan Olympic Committee 1957/1963 [8]
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait KUW Kuwait Olympic Committee 1957/1966 [9]
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon LBN Lebanese Olympic Committee 1947/1948 [10]
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya LBA Libyan Olympic Committee 1962/1963 [11]
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania MTNComité National Olympique et Sportif Mauritanien1962/1979 [12]
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco MAR Moroccan Olympic Committee 1959 [13]
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman OMA Oman Olympic Committee 1982 [14]
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine PLE Palestine Olympic Committee 1995 [15]
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar QAT Qatar Olympic Committee 1979/1980 [16]
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee 1964/1965 [17]
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia SOM Somali Olympic Committee 1959/1972 [18]
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan SUD Sudan Olympic Committee 1956/1959 [19]
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria SYR Syrian Olympic Committee 1948 [20]
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia TUN Tunisian Olympic Committee 1957 [21]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee 1979/1980 [22]
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen YEM Yemen Olympic Committee 1971/1981 [23]


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  2. Comité Olympique Algérien
  3. Bahrain Olympic Committee
  4. Comité Olympique et Sportif des Iles Comores
  5. Comité National Olympique Djiboutien
  6. Egyptian Olympic Committee
  7. National Olympic Committee of Iraq
  8. Jordan Olympic Committee
  9. Kuwait Olympic Committee
  10. Lebanese Olympic Committee
  11. Libyan Olympic Committee
  12. Comité National Olympique et Sportif Mauritanien
  13. Comité Olympique Marocain
  14. Oman Olympic Committee
  15. Palestine Olympic Committee
  16. Qatar Olympic Committee
  17. Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
  18. Somali Olympic Committee
  19. Sudan Olympic Committee
  20. Syrian Olympic Committee
  21. Comité National Olympique Tunisien
  22. United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee
  23. Yemen Olympic Committee