The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee Inc. (hereafter called “SASNOC”), an organization belonging to the Olympic Movement, hereby undertakes to respect the provisions of the Olympic Charter and the World Anti-Doping Code and to abide by the decisions of the IOC.
SASNOC undertakes, in accordance with its mission and role at national level, to participate in actions to promote peace and women in sport.
SASNOC also undertakes to support and encourage the promotion of sport ethics, to fight against doping and to demonstrate a responsible concern for environmental issues.
There exists and shall continue to exist an incorporated society named the SAMOA ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS AND NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (INCORPORATED) which is a non-governmental and not for profit organization, of perpetual succession, duly registered in Samoa pursuant to the Incorporated Societies Ordinance 1952 as administered by the Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Industry.
As declared under Article 15 of the Constitution of the Independent state of Samoa and the “Olympic Charter”, SASNOC has and shall continue to be an independent body and shall resist any and all pressures of any kind whether of a political, religious, racial or economic character and shall always endeavor not to make or impose any policies, decisions, rules, regulations or laws that discriminate against any person or body on any or all of these grounds.
Samoa, like other Pacific Small Island Developing States (Pacific SIDS) faces challenges of remoteness, geographical distance, narrow economic base, soil degradation and erosion, obesity, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), natural hazards (cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis), and climate change impacts.
Principal exports of Samoa include fish, coconut oil and cream, nonu, copra, taro, garments and beer. Its agriculture and fishery sectors contribute to more than 90% of its GDP. Remittances and tourism are important sectors also. Its imports include food, fuel, machinery and industrial supplies.
SASNOC works and operates in this historical and economic context and its promotion of Olympism, sport and physical activity are critical to the wellbeing of the people of Samoa.
Host the South Pacific Games
SASNOC achieves recognition by the IOC.
Hosts the South Pacific Games.
Hosts the Pacific Games.
Samoa’s debut participation was at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, USA in 1984. Over the years, it has fielded 53 participants in a total of 10 sports. Samoa has won one gold medal to date - Ele Opeloge won a bronze medal in the sport of weightlifting at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.