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

6th East Asian Games

06 to 15 October 2013
Tianjin, China

2012 Olympic Games

27 July to 12 August 2012
London, England

Pacific Games

27 August to 10 September 2011
New Caledonia

2010 Youth Olympic Games

14 to 26 August 2010
Singapore

Micronesian Games

01 to 10 August 2010
Koror, Palau

5th East Asian Games

05 to 13 December 2009
Hong Kong, China, SAR

2008 Olympic Games

08 to 24 August 2008
Beijing, China

Pacific Games

25 August to 08 September 2007
Apia, Samoa

Micronesian Games

23 June to 02 July 2006
Saipan, CNMI

4th East Asian Games

29 October to 06 November 2005
Macau, 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
Melanie Torre

Melanie Torre

Board Member
Joey C. Miranda III

Joey C. Miranda III

Board Member
James Borja

James Borja

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