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Association of National Olympic Committees

ANOC / ACNO ; Associations des Comités Nationaux Olympiques

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Each NOC adopts an emblem, and presumably adopts a flag as well. The website of the IOC lists all NOCs, including their emblems. Below descriptions of a few known NOC flags are given. In general, NOCs will probably form their flag by placing their emblem on an Olympic white background.


Other sites:

New Zealand

The New Zealand Olympic Committee uses a flag like the Olympic flag with in base a white silver fern leaf outlined in black overlapping the yellow and green rings.


The emblem of the Portuguese Olympic Committee is the Olympic symbol with the 'Quinas' superimposed on the lower rings. The 'quinas' are the devices in the center of the Portuguese Coat of Arms, that is, the white shield with five blue shields within, each with five white dots.

South Africa

The South African NOC uses an emblem of Olympic rings above crossed olive branches. Above the rings two lines of text spell the name "South Africa".

Catalan Olympic Committee

The Catalan autonomous government is striving for a Catalan NOC, independent of the Spanish NOC. This may be the reason why, at the Pyrenean stage of the Tour the France on 10 july 2000, a spectator could be seen waving an Olympic flag lengthened ca. 1/4 of its length with the Catalan yellow and red stripes.
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1 International Olympic Committee Website, July 2000
2 James Dignan, 15 December 1997
3 Jorge Candeias, 14 December 1997
4 Roy Stilling, 21 July 1996
5 Santiago Dotor, 17 July 2000

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