Panam Sports President Neven Ilic has denied having any immediate interest in running for the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Presidency.

"I am in Panam Sports and I'm very happy," Ilic told insidethegames when asked about the role, speaking at the continental body's General Assembly here in Colombian city Cali.

"We will see what happens in the future, but I am concentrated on what I love and that is America and Panam Sports.

"I am not thinking about ANOC."

Ilic became President of Panam Sports in 2017 before being unanimously re-elected for another term in 2020.

The ANOC Presidency will be the subject of an election next year, with Acting President Robin Mitchell intending to stand for the role on a permanent basis.

The Fijian, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board, has led ANOC in an acting capacity since 2018 after Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah was charged in Switzerland with forgery.

Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad was in September sentenced to 14 months in prison, with 15 suspended, by a court in Geneva after being found guilty of forgery, although is appealing.

Ilic, seen as a rising figure in the Olympic Movement, has been touted as a candidate for the ANOC Presidency, although shied away from the possibility today when asked by insidethegames.

The Chilean official, an IOC member, is in Cali for Panam Sports' General Assembly, which precedes the first-ever Junior Pan American Games.

Mitchell is so far the only official to declare their intention to stand for the ANOC Presidency.

The vote will take place in South Korean capital Seoul, which is hosting next year's ANOC General Assembly.

Seoul was due to host the 2021 edition, but COVID-19 regulations led to it being moved to Greek island Crete.