ZA COM MR-AAO-295
South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee
- 1962 - early 1990s (Accumulation)
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The UWC/RIM Mayibuye Archives hold the official archives of the organisation covering the period 1960-1990s. The papers of Sam Ramsamy, who was SAN-ROC chairman from 1976-1990, are included in the collection.
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The South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC) was formed in South Africa in 1962. SAN-ROC began operating from London when one of its founders, Dennis Brutus, went into exile in 1966. In 1970 Brutus moved to the United States, and SAN-ROC was then based in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Forerunners were the Committee for International Recognition, formed by non-racial sportsmen in 1955, and succeeded by the South African Sports Association (SASA) in 1958. SAN-ROC played a major role in South Africa being excluded from the Olympic Games in 1966, and from the entire Olympic movement in 1970.