Olympic Order

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Gold Olympic Order
Gold Olympic Order
Silver Olympic Order
Silver Olympic Order

The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement and is awarded for particularly distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement, i.e. recognition of efforts worthy of merit in the cause of sport. It was established in May 1975 by the International Olympic Committee as a successor to the Olympic Certificate. The Olympic Order originally had three grades (gold, silver and bronze). In 1984, at the 87th Session of the IOC in Sarajevo (Yugoslavia), it was decided that in future there would be no distinction between the silver and bronze order. The gold order would continue to be awarded in exceptional circumstances. Traditionally, the IOC bestows the Olympic Order upon the chief national organiser(s) at the closing ceremony of each respective Olympic Games.

The insignia of the Olympic Order is in the form of a collar (or chain), in Gold, Silver or Bronze according to grade; the front of the chain depicts the five rings of the Olympic Movement, flanked on either side by kotinos emblem (olive wreath). A lapel badge, in the form of the five rings in Gold, Silver and Bronze according to grade, is presented to recipients to wear as appropriate.

Nadia Comăneci is the only athlete to be awarded the Olympic Order twice (1984, 2004), as well as being its youngest ever recipient.

Recipients[edit]

Dr Ulrich Feldhoff sporting Chain of the Olympic Order

The following is a list of recipients of the Olympic Order.

From Year 1975 to 1985[edit]

Year Recipient Country Honour Note
1975 Mr. Avery Brundage  United States Gold
Mr. Ryotaro Azuma  Japan Silver
Mr. Miguel de Capriles  United States Silver
Lieutenant-Colonel Rudyard Russell  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Charles Debeur  Belgium Bronze
Mr. Gyula Hegyi  Hungary Bronze
Mr. John Kasyoka  Kenya Bronze
Mrs. Lia Manoliu  Romania Bronze
Mrs. Ellen Preis  Austria Bronze
Dr. Jacques Thiébault  France Bronze
1976 Mr. Paul Anspach  Belgium Silver
Mr. Harold Austad  New Zealand Silver
Mr. Albert Demaurex   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Dan Ferris  United States Silver
Mr. Jesse Owens  United States Silver
Mr. Héctor Paysse Reyes  Uruguay Silver
Mr. Walter Wülfing  West Germany Silver
Mr. Helmut Behrendt  East Germany Bronze
Mr. Antonio dos Reis Carneiro  Brazil Bronze [1]
Mr. Walter Jhung  South Korea Bronze
Mr. Abderrahman Khatib  Morocco Bronze
Mrs. Zofia Mironova  Soviet Union Bronze
Mr. Kleanthis Palaiologos  Greece Bronze
Mr. Haim Wein  Israel Bronze
1977 Colonel Sir Michael Ansell  United Kingdom Silver
Mrs. Igner Frith  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Sven Låftman  Sweden Silver
Mr. Anselmo López  Spain Silver
Dr. Rudolf Nemetschke  Austria Silver
Mr. Masaji Tabata  Japan Silver
Mr. Gunnar Hansen  Denmark Bronze
Mrs. Nadia Lekarska  Bulgaria Bronze
Mr. Edoardo Mangiarotti  Italy Bronze
Mr. Alberto Nariño Cheyne  Colombia Bronze
Mr. Christian d'Oriola  France Bronze
Mr. Dutta Ray  India Bronze
Mr. Roberto Richards Aguiar  Cuba Bronze
Mr. René de Raeve  Belgium Bronze
1978 HRH Prince Bertil  Sweden Silver
Bâtonnier René Bondoux  France Silver
Colonel Domingos de Sousa  Portugal Silver
Mr. Akram Fahmi  Iraq Silver
Mr. John Emrys Lloyd  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Adriano Rodoni  Italy Silver
Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña  Mexico Silver
Mr. Zafar Ali  Pakistan Bronze
Prof. Dr. Mihailo Andrejević  Yugoslavia Bronze
Mrs. Ludmilla Tourischeva  Soviet Union Bronze
Colonel Hassine Hamouda  Tunisia Bronze
Mr. Harald Jespersen  Denmark Bronze
Mrs. Ingrid Keller de Schiavoni  Guatemala Bronze
Mr. Surjit Singh Majithia  India Bronze
Mr. Paulo Martins Meira  Brazil Bronze
Mr. Al Oerter  United States Bronze
Mr. Michel Ravarino  Monaco Bronze
Mr. Charles Riolo   Switzerland Bronze
Mr. Yoshinori Suzuki  Japan Bronze
Mr. Hugo Virgilio Tedin  Argentina Bronze
Mr. José Gamarra Zorrilla  Bolivia Bronze
1979 Dr. Haj Omar Boucetta  Morocco Silver
General Gustaf Dyrssen  Sweden Silver
Mr. Mikio Oda  Japan Silver
Er. Harold Madison Wright  Canada Silver
Mr. Jeronymo Baptista Bastos  Brazil Bronze
Mr. Alfredo Hohagen Díez Canseco  Peru Bronze
Mrs. Maria Kwaśniewska  Poland Bronze
Colonel Marcel Leclef  Belgium Bronze [2]
Mr. Imre Németh  Hungary Bronze
Mrs. Emmy Schwabe  Austria Bronze
Mr. Otto Szymiczek  Greece Bronze
Mrs. Lydia Zanchi   Switzerland Bronze
1980 Lord Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin  Ireland Gold
Professor Arnold H. Beckett  United Kingdom Silver
Er. Pablo Cagnasso  Argentina Silver
Mr. Franco Carraro  Italy Silver
Mr. Benito Castejón  Spain Silver
Mr. Claude Collard  France Silver
Professor Albert Dirix  Belgium Silver
Sir Denis Follows  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Sydney Grange  Australia Silver
Mr. Kurt Hasler   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Frederick Holder  United Kingdom Silver
The Right Honourable Denis Howell  United Kingdom Silver
Colonel Raoul Mouet  Belgium Silver
Mr. Wilham R. Jones  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Ignati Novikov  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Charles Palmer  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Henri Pouret  France Silver
Mr. Amilcare Rotta  Italy Silver [2]
Mr. Anton Skataretiko  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Bertil Sallfors  Sweden Silver
Mr. Yoshiyuki Tsuruta  Japan Silver
Mr. Sigge Bergman  Sweden Bronze
Mrs. Elisabeth Ferris  United Kingdom Bronze
Mrs. Dawn Eraser  Austria Bronze
Mr. Alex Erere  United Kingdom Bronze
Mrs. Anita de Frantz  United States Bronze
Mr. Jean-Claude Ganga  Republic of the Congo Bronze
Mr. Marcello Garroni  Italy Bronze
Mr. Michel Henault  France Bronze
Mr. John Hennessy  United Kingdom Bronze
Mr. Luis E. Hurtado  Panama Bronze
Mr. Joseph Jungmann  Czechoslovakia Bronze
Mr. Clare McDermott  Canada Bronze
Mr. Donato Martucci  Italy Bronze
Mr. Geoffrey Miller  United Kingdom Bronze
Mr. Robert Pariente  France Bronze
Mr. John Rodda  United Kingdom Bronze
Mr. Hussein Sejean  Lebanon Bronze
Mr. Walter Siegenthaler   Switzerland Bronze
Mr. Mustapha Thraya  Tunisia Bronze
Mr. Alexander Yermakov  Soviet Union Bronze
1981 The Marquess of Exeter  United Kingdom Gold
Pope John Paul II   Vatican City Gold [3]
Dr. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow  Senegal Gold
His Majesty King Olav V  Norway Gold
Mr. Gérard d'Aboville  France Silver
Mr. Roone Arledge  United States Silver
Mr. Jacinto Balleste  Spain Silver
Mr. Rafael Barquero Chaves  Costa Rica Silver
Mr. Árpád Bogsch  United States Silver
Mr. Charles de Coquereaumont  France Silver
Mr. David Coward  United Kingdom Silver
Dr. Max Danz  West Germany Silver
Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Henry Joseph Dieme  Senegal Silver
Mr. Bo Ekelund  Sweden Silver
Mr. Pierre Ferri  France Silver
Mr. Jacques Goddet  France Silver
Mr. Gísli Halldórsson  Iceland Silver
Dr. Harold W. Henning  United States Silver
Mrs. Hideko Hyodo  Japan Silver
Mr. Enrikas Juskhevitsus  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Kurt Møller  Denmark Silver
Ms. Elena Mukhina  Soviet Union Silver [4][5][6]
Mr. Desmond O'Sullivan  Ireland Silver
Mr. Adriaan Paulen  Netherlands Silver
Mr. Adriano Rodoni  Italy Silver
Mr. Abdel Moneim Wahby  Egypt Silver
Mr. Slaheddine Baly  Tunisia Bronze
Mr. Max Bangerter   Switzerland Bronze
Brigadier Henrique Alves Callado  Portugal Bronze
Mr. Gregor Hradetzky  Austria Bronze
Mr. Károly Kárpáti  Hungary Bronze
Dr. J. Raymond Owen  United Kingdom Bronze
Mrs. Irina Rodnina  Soviet Union Bronze
Mr. Kenneth A. Ryan  Ireland Bronze
Mrs. Irena Szewińska  Poland Bronze
Mr. Eduardo Yanez Zavala  Chile Bronze
1982 His Majesty King Tuanku Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar Riayatuddin Al-Mu'adzam Shah  Malaysia Gold
HSH Prince Franz Joseph II  Liechtenstein Silver
Mr. František Kroutil  Czechoslovakia Silver
Mr. Paavo Mikko Honkajuuri  Finland Silver
HIH Prince Tsuneyoshi Takeda  Japan Silver
Mr. José Beracasa  Venezuela Silver
HH Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX  Indonesia Silver
General Sven Thofelt  Sweden Silver
Mr. Avinash Chandra Chatterji  India Silver
Mr. José Ramón Fernández  Cuba Silver
Mr. Haim Glowinsky  Israel Silver
Mr. Hichiro Hatta  Japan Silver
Mr. Clarence H. Johnson  United States Silver
Mr. Robert Kane  United States Silver
Mr. Alois Lugger  Austria Silver
Mr. Fernando Luis Pereira Machado  Portugal Silver
Mr. Paul-Rene Martin   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Trendafil Martinski  Bulgaria Silver
Mr. Edgar Mercier  France Silver
Mr. László Papp  Hungary Silver
Mr. João Carlos de Oliveira  Brazil Silver
Mr. Giovanni Romagna  Italy Silver
Mr. Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales  Hong Kong Silver
Mr. Angel Solakov  Bulgaria Silver
Mr. Habib Thiam  Senegal Silver
Mr. Jukka Uunila  Finland Silver
Mr. Waldemar Baszanowski  Poland Bronze
Mr. Jaime Munoz Camposano  Ecuador Bronze
Mr. Joao da Costa  Brazil Bronze
Mr. Paul Elvstrøm  Denmark Bronze
Mr. Sinan Erdem  Turkey Bronze
Mr. Giuseppe Sabelli Fioretti  Italy Bronze
Mr. Gert Fredriksson  Sweden Bronze
Mr. Arild Honne  Norway Bronze
Mr. Sixten Jernberg  Sweden Bronze
Mr. Leonid Khomenkov  Soviet Union Bronze
Mr. Guillermo Montoya Sanchez  Mexico Bronze
Dr. Ridha Mrad  Tunisia Bronze
Mr. Luis Chiriboga Parra  Ecuador Bronze
Mr. E. Howard Radford  Canada Bronze
Mr. Albert Riethausen  West Germany Bronze
Mr. Donald Rowlands  New Zealand Bronze
Mr. Toni Sailer  Austria Bronze
Mr. Vladimir Smirnov  Soviet Union Bronze
Mr. Ulrich Wehling  East Germany Bronze
Mr. D. J. Williams  Bermuda Bronze
1983 Indira Gandhi  India Gold [7]
Mr. Kouassi Angama  Ivory Coast Silver
Mr. Georges Athanassiadis  Greece Silver
Sir Gerald Cash  Bahamas Silver
Dr. Arpad Csanadi  Hungary Silver
Mrs. Betty Cuthbert  Australia Silver
Mr. Eduardo Dibos  Peru Silver
Mr. Laurent Dona-Fologo  Ivory Coast Silver
Lieutenant-General Marin Dragnea  Romania Silver
Mr. Jean Drapeau  Canada Silver
Mrs. Ilona Elek  Hungary Silver
Mr. Massoud Ahmded El-Zantouti  Libya Silver
Mr. Manfred Ewald  East Germany Silver
Mrs. Marie-Thérèse Eyquem  France Silver
Mr. Sisto Favre  Italy Silver
Mr. Edgar Fried  Austria Silver
Dr. Abdel Halim Muhammad  Sudan Silver
Mr. Taik Soo Kim  South Korea Silver
Mrs. Galina Kulakova  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Leopoldo de Leon  Panama Silver
Mr. Aleksandr Medved  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Roger Menard  France Silver
Mr. Chūhei Nambu  Japan Silver
Mr. Robert F. Osborne  Canada Silver
Mr. Javier Ostos  Spain Silver
Mr. Julius Lockington Patching  Australia Silver
Mr. Berge Philips  Australia Silver
Mr. Gaotang Rong  China Silver
Mr. Victor Saneev  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Katsuji Shibata  Japan Silver
Mr. Serguei ShaHbashivili  Soviet Union Silver
Mrs. Lidiya Skoblikova  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Antonio Carlos Almeida Braga  Brazil Bronze
Mr. Nikolai Gueorguiev  Bulgaria Bronze
Mr. Nigel Hacking  United Kingdom Bronze
Mr. Erhard Georg Friedrich Hoehne  East Germany Bronze
Mr. Guipro Koffi  Ivory Coast Bronze
Dr. Antonio Losada  Chile Bronze
Mr. Raden Maladi  Indonesia Bronze
Mr. Janusz Piewcewicz  Poland Bronze
Mr. Yücel Seçkiner  Turkey Bronze
Mrs. Esther Roth-Shahamorov  Israel Bronze [8]
1984 Mr. Branko Mikulić  Yugoslavia Gold
Mr. François Mitterrand  France Gold
Mr. Peter Ueberroth  United States Gold
Mr. Abdelhamid Rachdi Alami  Morocco Silver
Mr. Abilio Ferreira d'Almeida  Brazil Silver
Mr. Luis Azemar Puig de la Bellacasa  Spain Silver
Mr. Motohiko Ban  Japan Silver
Mrs. Herma Bauma  Austria Silver
Mr. Bo Bengston  Sweden Silver
Mr. Jean Borotra  France Silver
Mr. Paolo Cappabianca  Italy Silver
Mr. Juan Jose Castillo  Spain Silver
Mr. Harry H. Cavan  United Kingdom Silver
Ms. Nadia Comăneci  Romania Silver [9]
Mr. George Craig  New Zealand Silver
Dr. Beppe Croce  Italy Silver
Mr. Sandy Duncan  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Suat Erler  Turkey Silver
Mr. Rene Frank  Belgium Silver
Mr. Akira Fujita  Japan Silver
Mr. Antonin Himl  Czechoslovakia Silver
Mr. Pierre Hirschy   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Bert Isatitsch  Austria Silver
Mr. Pal Kovacs  Hungary Silver
Mr. Paul Libaud  France Silver
Mr. Hero Lupescu  Romania Silver
Colonel F. Don Miller  United States Silver
Mr. Julio Enrique Monagas  Puerto Rico Silver
Mr. Hadj Ibrahim Mbomba Njoya  Cameroon Silver
Mr. Renzo Nostini  Italy Silver
Mr. Fred B. Oberlander  Canada Silver
Mr. Nelson Paillou  France Silver
Mr. Marian Renke  Poland Silver
Mr. Walter J.M.A. von Rosberg  Netherlands Antilles Silver
Mr. Zhong Shitong  China Silver
Mr. Olegario Vazquez Rafia  Mexico Silver
Mrs. Helene Ahrweiler  France Silver [10]
Mr. Abdul Hameed Al-Hajji  Kuwait Silver
Mr. Aldo Bergamaschi  Italy Silver
Mr. Fred Blay  Liberia Silver
Mr. Emeric Blum  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Tom Bradley  United States Silver
Mr. Gian-Carlo Brusati  Italy Silver
Mr. Miroslav Cerar  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Alain Danet  France Silver
Mr. Horst Dassler  West Germany Silver
Mr. Abdelaziz Elshafei  Egypt Silver
Mr. Milan Ercegan  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Shunji Fujii  Japan Silver
Mr. Knolly Henderson  Trinidad and Tobago Silver
Mr. Paul Högberg  Sweden Silver
Mr. Samwel Mbogo Kamau  Kenya Silver
Mr. Ahmed Karabegovic  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Kenjiro Mizuno  Japan Silver
Mr. Primo Nebiolo  Italy Silver
Mr. Günther Sabetzki  West Germany Silver
Mr. Keith Shervington  Jamaica Silver
Mr. Baghadi Si-Mohamed  Algeria Silver
Mr. Anto Sucic  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Artur Takac  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Stanko Tomic  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Harry Usher  United States Silver
Mr. Uglijesa Uzelac  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Paul Ziffren  United States Silver
Mr. Francisco Alguersvari Duran  Spain Bronze
Mr. Duarte Manuel de Almeida Bello  Portugal Bronze
Mr. Siegfried Brietzke  West Germany Bronze
Mr. Muhammad Naqi Butt  Pakistan Bronze
Mr. Bogomil Nonev  Bulgaria Bronze
Mr. Alberto Passadore  Uruguay Bronze
Mr. Jozsef Szalay  Hungary Bronze
Mr. Ashenafi Youria  Ethiopia Bronze
1985 Nicolae Ceauşescu  Romania Gold
Erich Honecker  East Germany Gold
His Majesty King Juan Carlos I  Spain Gold [11]
The Right Honourable Sir Adetokunbo Ademola  Nigeria Silver
Mr. Haralambie Alexa  Romania Silver
Sheikh Isa bin Rashed Al Kalifa  Bahrain Silver
Mr. Hanji Aoki  Japan Silver
Mr. Abdel Azim Ashry  Egypt Silver
Mr. Tsegaw Ayele  Ethiopia Silver
Mr. Edmund W. Barker  Singapore Silver
Mr. Domenico Bruschi  San Marino Silver
Mrs. Christine Caron  France Silver
Mr. Bud Greenspan  United States Silver
Mr. Józef Grudzień  Poland Silver
Mr. Hermann Jannsen  West Germany Silver
Mr. John B. Kelly Jr.  United States Silver
Mr. Ferdinand Siregar Mangombar  Indonesia Silver
Mr. Kenkichi Oshima  Japan Silver
The Lord Porritt  New Zealand Silver
Mr. Bedrich Poula  Czechoslovakia Silver
Mr. Ludwig Prokop  Austria Silver
Mr. Andre Gustavo Richer  Brazil Silver
Mr. Raimundo Saporta  Spain Silver
Mr. William Simon  United States Silver
Mr. Borislav Stanković  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Joseph Lluis Vilaseca  Spain Silver
Mr. Walter Wasservogel  Austria Silver
Mr. Jean Weymann   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Lev Yashin  Soviet Union Silver

From Year 1986 to 1995[edit]

Year Recipient Country Honour Note
1986 Mr. Wan Li  China Gold
Mr. Carlos Orsio de Almedia  Brazil Silver
Mr. Lachezar Avramov  Bulgaria Silver
Mr. Mahmoud Ba  Mauritania Silver
Mr. Bernhard Baier  West Germany Silver
Mrs. Liselotl Diem  West Germany Silver
Mr. Justin Durand  Benin Silver
Mr. Issac Froimovich  Chile Silver
Mr. Julio Gerlcin Comelin  Colombia Silver
Mr. Carlos de Godo  Spain Silver
Mr. Roberto C. Goizueta  United States Silver
Mr. Boris Gueorguiev  Bulgaria Silver
Mr. Cornelius Kcrdel  Netherlands Silver
Mr. Antoine Khoui  Lebanon Silver
Mr. Jean-Arnould Leew  Belgium Silver
Air Vice Marshal C. L. Metha  India Silver
Mr. Nikolaos Nissiotis  Greece Silver
Mr. Chong-Kyu Park  South Korea Silver
Mr. Pedro Perez Duenas  Cuba Silver
Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Qaatabi  South Yemen Silver
Mr. Max Rinkenburger  West Germany Silver
Mr. Douglas F. Roby  United States Silver
Mr. Julian K. Roosevelt  United States Silver
Mr. Roger Rousseau  Canada Silver
Mr. Ricardo Jose Russomando  Argentina Silver
Mr. Andrcj Starovoitov  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. William Thayer Tutt  United States Silver
Mr. Tadeusz Ulatowski  Poland Silver
Mr. Georges Vichos  Greece Silver
Mr. George Wieczisk  East Germany Silver
Mr. Huang Zhong  China Silver
1987 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej  Thailand Gold
His Excellency General Kenan Evren  Turkey Gold
Mr. Francisco Ferreira Alvcs  Portugal Silver
Mr. Abdel Moneim El Bah  Libya Silver
Mr. Boris Bakrac  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Gavrila Barani  Romania Silver
Mr. John Joseph Brown  Australia Silver
Mr. Ramiro Tavares Goncalvcs  Brazil Silver
Mr. Rudolf Hellmann  East Germany Silver
Mr. Chen Jinkai  China Silver
Mr. Alberto Juantorena  Cuba Silver
Mr. Todor Jivkov  Bulgaria Silver
Mr. Erich Kamper  Austria Silver
Mr. L. N. Khurana  India Silver [12]
Mr. Jean-Claude Killy  France Silver
Mr. Philip Othmar Krumm  United States Silver
Colonel Zdzisaw Ludwik Krzyszkowiak  Poland Silver
Mr. Li Menghua  China Silver
Mr. Geoffrey de Navacelle  France Silver
Mr. Sergio Orsi  Italy Silver
Mr. Lassina Palenfo  Ivory Coast Silver
Mr. Marcel Pasche   Switzerland Silver
Mr. Janusz Gorgoniusz Przedpeski  Poland Silver
Mr. Haluk San  Turkey Silver
Mr. Teofilo Stevenson Lorenzo  Cuba Silver
Mr. Vladimir Stoytchev  Bulgaria Silver
Mr. Leon Štukelj  Yugoslavia Silver
Mr. Brian Wightman  Fiji Silver
1988 His Serene Highness Rainier III  Monaco Gold
Mr. Frank Edward King  Canada Gold
Mr. Park Seh-jik  South Korea Gold
Mr. Ruben Acosta  Mexico Silver
Mr. Constantin Andrianov  Soviet Union Silver
Mr. Francisco Alguersuari Duran  Spain Silver
Mrs. Eileen Anderson  United Kingdom Silver
Mr. Juan Jose Castillo  Spain Silver
Mr. Reiner Klimke  West Germany Silver
Mr. Juan de la LIcra Trcns  Spain Silver
Mr. Bill Pratt  Canada Silver
Mr. Fernando Riba  Spain Silver
Mr. Anisio Silva Rocha  Brazil Silver
Dr. Joszef Sir  Hungary Silver
Manfred von Brauchitsch  West Germany
Katarina Witt  East Germany Silver
Ralph Klein  Canada Silver
Jerzy Kukuczka  Poland Silver
Antonio Mariscal  Mexico Silver
Josef Neckermann  West Germany Silver
Jasdev Singh  India Silver
Taieb Houichi  Tunisia Silver
Ante Lambasa  Yugoslavia Silver
Wolf Lyberg  Sweden Silver
Frederick Ruegsegger  United States Silver [13]
Aladár Gerevich  Hungary
Mustapha Larfaoui  Algeria
Arne B. Mollén  Norway [14]
1989 Larisa Latynina  Soviet Union
1990 Giulio Andreotti  Italy Gold
Lee Kun-hee  South Korea
Jonathan Janson  United Kingdom
Rudolf Kárpáti  Hungary
Reizo Koike  Japan
Naoto Tajima  Japan
Ivan Patzaichin  Romania Silver
Lamine Diack  Senegal
Asnoldo Devonish  Venezuela [15]
1991 Ioan Kunst-Ghermănescu  Romania
1992 Ludovit Komadel  Czechoslovakia Silver
Jesús Alfonso Elizondo Nájera  Mexico Silver
Pasqual Maragall  Spain Gold
1993 Willi Daume  Germany
Jacques Blanc  France
Anna Sinilkina
Ted Stevens  United States [16]
Jordi Pujol  Spain
Dražen Petrović  Yugoslavia (posthumously awarded) [17]
Boris Yeltsin  Soviet Union Gold [18]
1994 Gerhard Heiberg  Norway Gold
Richard von Weizsäcker  Germany
Nelson Mandela  South Africa [19]
Vladimir Krivcov  Russia
1995 Miguel Indurain  Spain [20]
Jerald M. Jordan  United States Silver [21]

From Year 1996 to 2005[edit]

Year Recipient Country Honour Note
1996 Christian Erb   Switzerland
Vladimir Maksimov  Russia
Billy Payne  United States Gold
1997 Chris de Broglio  South Africa [22]
Hendrika Mastenbroek  Netherlands
Roy Jones Jr.  United States
1998 Kim Dae-jung  South Korea Gold
Aleksandr Kozhukow  Russia
Frédy Girardet   Switzerland
Chung Ju-yung  South Korea
Erica Terpstra  Netherlands
HRH Grand Duke Jean  Luxembourg Gold [23]
1999 Alexander Tikhonov  Russia
Steffi Graf  Germany [24]
Antonio Spallino  Italy [25]
Bertrand Piccard   Switzerland
Brian Jones  England [26]
2000 Res Brügger
Alberto Tomba  Italy [27]
David Coleman  England
Adolf Ogi   Switzerland Gold [28]
Michael Knight  Australia Gold
John Coates  Australia Gold [29]
Alida van den Bos  Netherlands [30]
2001 Juan Antonio Samaranch  Spain Gold
Albert Scharf [31]
Raymond Hahn  France
Enrique Sanz  Spain [32]
Richard Bunn   Switzerland
Janis Grinbergas  Lithuania
René Burkhalter   Switzerland
Arnold Green  Estonia
Félix Savón  Cuba
Eric Walter [33]
Myriam Bédard  Canada
David Douillet  France
Krisztina Egerszegi  Hungary
Cathy Freeman  Australia
Kazuyoshi Funaki  Japan
Aleksandr Karelin  Russia
Marco Marin  Italy
Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia
Naim Süleymanoğlu  Turkey
Pirmin Zurbriggen   Switzerland [34]
2002 Mitt Romney  United States Gold
Erwin Lanc  Austria
Peter Blake  New Zealand Posthumously awarded
Shirley Strickland  Australia [35]
Wayne Gretzky  Canada
Miroslav Šubrt  Czech Republic
Walter Bush  United States
Shoichi Tomita  Japan [36]
Flor Isava-Fonseca  Venezuela
Ashwini Kumar  India [37]
David Wallechinsky  United States [38]
2003 John Williams  United States [39]
Adolf Ogi   Switzerland [40]
Jean Durry  France [41]
2004 Matthias Kleinert
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki  Greece Gold
Francoise Zweifel [42]
Johannes Rau  Germany Gold [43]
Nadia Comăneci  Romania [44]
George Bolos Silver
2005 Shirley Babashoff  United States

From Year 2006 to 2015[edit]

Year Recipient Country Honour Note
2006 Hans Wilhelm Gäb
Valentino Castellani  Italy Gold
2008 Liu Qi  China Gold
He Zhenliang  China
Liu Jingmin  China
Deng Pufang  China
Chen Zhili  China [45]
2009 Thor Nilsen [46]
2010 S R Nathan  Singapore Gold [47]
Lee Hsien Loong  Singapore Gold [48]
Jack Poole  Canada Gold Posthumously awarded
John Furlong  Canada Gold [49]
Ng Eng Hen  Singapore
Teo Chee Hean  Singapore
Vivian Balakrishnan  Singapore [50]
2011 Fernando Lima Bello  Portugal
Kip Keino  Kenya [51]
Vilnis Baltiņš [52]
2012 Eiichi Kawatei  Japan [53]
David Stern  United States
Sebastian Coe  England/ United Kingdom
2013 King Willem-Alexander  Netherlands Gold
Jacques Rogge  Belgium Gold
King Felipe VI  Spain Gold [54]
Pope Francis  Argentina/  Vatican City Gold [55]
2015 HRH Princess Margareta  Romania Gold [56]
Lord Tevita Poasi Tupou  Tonga Silver [57]
Irina Viner  Russia Silver [58]

From Year 2016 to 2025[edit]

Year Recipient Country Honour Note
2016 Ottavio Cinquanta  Italy
Patrick Chamunda  Zambia
Julio Maglione  Uruguay
Anton Geesink  Netherlands Posthumously awarded
Reynaldo González López  Cuba Posthumously awarded
Peter Tallberg  Finland Posthumously awarded
Risto Nieminen  Finland
Vlade Divac  Serbia [59]
Narayana Ramachandran  India

Australian recipients[edit]

The following Australians have been awarded the Olympic Order, sorted in order of date awarded:[60]

Order Recipient Post-nominals Date awarded Honour Deceased Notes
1 Brown, JohnJohn Brown AO 1987 Silver [61]
2 Fraser, DawnDawn Fraser AO, MBE
3 Grange, SydneySydney Grange AM, OBE, MVO Deceased
4 Berge Phillips, WilliamWilliam Berge Phillips OBE Deceased
5 Patching, JuliusJulius Patching AO, OBE
6 Cuthbert, BettyBetty Cuthbert AM, MBE
7 Elliott, HerbHerb Elliott AC, MBE
8 Gould, ShaneShane Gould MBE 1994
9 Henke, GeoffreyGeoffrey Henke AO
10 Devitt, JohnJohn Devitt AM
11 Tobin, BrianBrian Tobin AM
12 Kerkyasharian, StepanStepan Kerkyasharian AM
13 Professor O'Donoghue, LowitjaLowitja O'Donoghue AO, CBE
14 Coates, JohnJohn Coates AC October 1, 2000 Gold [29]
19 The Hon. Knight, MichaelMichael Knight AO October 1, 2000 Gold
20 David Richmond AO Gold
21 Hollway, SandySandy Hollway AO
22 Sloman, JimJim Sloman OAM
23 Eyers, MichaelMichael Eyers AM
24 Leece, BobBob Leece AM Deceased
25 Mick O'Brien AM
26 Elphinston, RobertRobert Elphinston OAM
27 McLennan, MargaretMargaret McLennan
28 May, NormanNorman May OAM Deceased
29 John Fitzgerald AM Deceased
30 de la Hunty, ShirleyShirley de la Hunty (Strickland) AO, MBE Deceased
31 Henry, DiDi Henry OAM
32 Gordon, HarryHarry Gordon CMG, AM Deceased
33 Freeman, CathyCathy Freeman OAM July 21, 2001 [34]
34 Montgomery, PeterPeter Montgomery OAM
35 The Hon. Howard, JohnJohn Howard OM, AC, SSI Gold
36 Nelson, MarjorieMarjorie Nelson (Jackson) AC, CVO, MBE
37 Stokes, KerryKerry Stokes AC
38 Coles, PhilPhil Coles AM
39 Gosper, KevanKevan Gosper AO
40 Brownlee, HelenHelen Brownlee OAM

Indian recipients[edit]

  1. Mool Chand Chowhan[62]
  2. Indira Gandhi[63]
  3. Jasdev Singh [64][65]
  4. L N Khurana

Russian recipients[edit]

  1. Elena Mukhina, Artistic Gymnastics
  2. Galina Kulakova, Cross-country skier
  3. Larisa Latynina, Artistic Gymnastics
  4. Boris Yeltsin, former President of the Russian Federation
  5. Alexander Tikhonov, Ice Hockey player
  6. Alexander Karelin, wrestling
  7. Irina Viner, President and head coach of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation

Singaporean recipients[edit]

  1. S R Nathan (Gold)
  2. Lee Hsien Loong (Gold)
  3. Teo Chee Hean (Silver)
  4. Vivian Balakrishnan (Silver)
  5. Ng Eng Hen (Silver)
  6. Tan Eng Liang (Silver)
  7. Chris Chan (Silver)
  8. Goh Kee Nguan (Silver)
  9. Francis Chong (Silver)
  10. Eric Tan Huck Gim (Silver)[66]

British recipients[edit]

  1. Sebastian Coe (Gold)
  2. Paul Deighton (Gold)
  3. Doug Arnot (Silver - American, given for services to London 2012)
  4. James Bulley (Silver)
  5. Richard George (Silver)
  6. Debbie Jevans (Silver)
  7. Ian Johnston (Silver)
  8. Keith Mills (Silver)
  9. Colin Moynihan (Silver)
  10. Gerry Pennell (Silver)
  11. Jean Tomlin (Silver)
  12. David Coleman (Silver??)

See also[edit]

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