NZ Rugby 7s and AOC’s John Coates recognised at 2021 ANOC Awards

The 2021 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Awards celebrated some of the leading names of Tokyo 2020.

The athletes who shone at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 earlier this year were recognised for their inspiring performances.

The best female and male athletes, as well as the best female and male teams from team sports were honoured, whilst an outstanding athlete performance was announced.

Additionally, female and male award categories were introduced for the best multiple athlete event, which recognises outstanding collective performances by more than one athlete in sports that can also be practiced individually.

Finally, there were awards for the outstanding National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Tokyo 2020 and for individual contribution to the Olympic Movement.

The New Zealand Rugby Sevens team was awarded the Best Female Team at Tokyo 2020, whilst the Australian Olympic Committee’s John Coates was recognised for his contribution to the Olympic Movement.