About GNOC

Olympism is a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles. 

The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. Click here to learn more about the Olympic Movement

In October 1987, Guam received International Olympic Committee recognition from IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. The Guam Amateur Sports Federation merged with the newly created Guam National Olympic Committee to form a non-profit sports body.

In the years since its formation, the GNOC has relied solely on private sector and Olympic Solidarity support. During the hosting of the XI South Pacific Games in May-June 1999, the Government of Guam provided logistical support, housing, and transportation.

The GNOC executive board, consisting of various members of the community, has supported the goals of international sports competition and goodwill, development of athletes, and community activities.

The GNOC is the ‘peak body’ representing the interests of sport on Guam. It is through the GNOC that Guam is able to compete in any international Multi-sport Games, from the Pacific Games, Pacific Mini Games, Micronesian Games, East Asian Games, East Asian Youth Games, Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games, Asian Games, World Beach Games, Youth Olympic Games and to the Olympic Games.

Guam first attended the Olympic Games in 1988, which was held in Seoul, Korea and has competed in every Game since then, most recently at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Team Guam’s International Participation

XVI Pacific Games

07 to 20 July 2019
Apia, Samoa

2018 Youth Olympic Games

06 to 18 October 2018
Buenos Aires, Argentina

9th Micronesian Games

15 to 28 July 2018
Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

10th Pacific Mini Games

04 to 14 December 2017
Port Vila, Vanuatu

5th East Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

15 to 24 September 2017
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

2016 Olympic Games

05 to 21 August 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pacific Games

04 to 18 July 2015
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

2014 Youth Olympic Games

16 to 28 August 2014
Nanjing, China

Micronesian Games

20 to 30 July 2014
Pohnpei, FSM

6th East Asian Games

06 to 15 October 2013
Tianjin, China

Executive Board

Ricardo C. Blas

Ricardo C. Blas

President
Gordon T. C. Chu

Gordon T. C. Chu

Vice President
Robert J. Steffy, Jr.

Robert J. Steffy, Jr.

Secretary-General
Roger J. Wahl

Roger J. Wahl

Board Member
Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson

Board Member (Deceased)
Joey C. Miranda III

Joey C. Miranda III

Board Member
James Borja

James Borja

Board Member
Anita D. Blas

Anita D. Blas

Board Member
Sandra Miller

Sandra Miller

Board Member
Jay Leon Guerrero

Jay Leon Guerrero

Athletes Commission Representative
Mia-Lahnee Aquino

Mia-Lahnee Aquino

Athletes Commission Representative

Administrative Personnel

Anita D. Blas

Anita D. Blas

Executive Director
Mary Q. Perez

Mary Q. Perez

Executive Assistant
Luisa Sampson

Luisa Sampson

Administrative Support
Joey C. Miranda III

Joey C. Miranda III

Sports Development & Compliance Officer