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In this edition of The insidethegames.biz Magazine, senior reporter Geoff Berkeley looks back on ANOC’s recent past and ponders What next for ANOC?

Junior reporter Patrick Burke also writes with NOCs in mind - as he discovers how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Olympic ambitions of countries around the world in his article Sport Ignites Again.

In The Unlikely Host, chief columnist David Owen examines the lie of the land in World Cup host Qatar after that bewildering day in 2010 when the tiny country became a shock host of football’s most prestigious prize.

Editor-in-chief Duncan Mackay has taken a look at what happened to the 22 men who made the stunning decision to take the tournament to Qatar in his article The Doha 22.

The Ever-Changing Schedule, written by historian Philip Barker, explores some of the weird and wonderful disciplines which have graced sport’s grandest stage over the years.

The Hollywood Dream outlines the shortlist of nine sports hoping to be added to the Los Angeles 2028 programme. Junior reporter Eliott Brennan speaks to those who are still in the frame as well as others who have missed out.

The ANOC General Assembly takes place in Seoul later this week. Philip Barker takes us through the Korean Peninsula’s Olympic history.

In his article Quite the Quartet, reporter Michael Houston analyses four major events that we have witnessed this year - the Commonwealth Games, the World Games, the Mediterranean Games and the Islamic Solidarity Games.

Calling the Commonwealth by magazine editor Dan Palmer describes his complex project to speak to all 72 Chefs de Mission of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Back to School, written by junior reporter Owen Lloyd, looks forward to the World Winter University Games in Lake Placid and the election of the host city for the 2027 summer edition.

Chief feature writer Mike Rowbottom discusses an important part of major events in his article It’s in the Bag.

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