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10 Apr 2003
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The IOC Awards the Olympic Order to Mr Jean Durry

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, today awarded the Olympic Order to Mr Jean Durry, author of "Coubertin autographe", during an official ceremony held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the presence of IOC Honorary President for Life Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Founder and Honorary Director of the National Museum of Sport in France, Mr Durry is also a historian and the author of several books about sport and the Olympic Movement. During the ceremony, Mr Durry presented his new book, "Coubertin autographe", consisting of 150 letters and manuscripts written by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games.

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