Not only has Mitchell been ANOC Acting President since 2018, he is the 12th most senior IOC member, having joined in 1994. He has, moreover, been a member of the inner sanctum of the IOC Executive Board since 2017 and chair of the Olympic Solidarity Commission since 2018. Oh, and his IOC CV also lists him as President of the Oceania National Olympic Committees since 2009.

One must assume that Bach and his allies would back him to the hilt in the event of other contenders emerging. This would normally be the most powerful of trump cards, and may yet deter others of weight from putting their names forward.

But the story of how far ANOC has fallen - as delineated by those slides - suggests that another challenger’s campaign would almost write itself.

As a number of IFs are finding, it makes good, pragmatic sense to diversify your income and thereby limit the extent to which you are financially dependent on the IOC.

NOCs are somewhat different: the Olympics is their be all and end all. Nonetheless, a candidate for the ANOC Presidency with a credible plan to develop a reliable non-IOC-dependent income stream - or better, income streams - might make for a worthwhile contest.

Such a race might, in turn, assist ANOC members to do some much-needed thinking about whether they see a future for the organisation as more than a tame adjunct of the IOC, and if so, as what?

They might not get another chance.