- 19 Jun 2003
- IOC News
Olympic Order awarded to Adolf Ogi
IOC President Jacques Rogge today awarded the Olympic Order to Adolf Ogi, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace and former President of the Swiss Confederation, at a ceremony held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Mr Ogi had first spoken to members of the Friends of the Olympic Museum Association at their Annual General Assembly chaired by Association President Georges-André Carrel.
The Olympic Order is awarded to a person who has illustrated the Olympic ideal through his action, has achieved remarkable merit in the sports world, or has rendered outstanding services to the Olympic cause, either through his own personal achievement or his contribution to the development of sport. The personalities who have already received the Olympic Order include Fanny Blankers-Koen, Jean-Claude Killy, Bertrand Piccard, Jesse Owens, Steffi Graf, Alberto Tomba, Indira Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela.