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The Olympic Laurel is a distinction awarded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honour those who have "made significant achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport". It was officially introduced in 2016 to implement a recommendation of Olympic Agenda 2020, and they will be presented during the opening ceremony of each Olympic Games.[1][2]

Olympic Laurel
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Presented by International Olympic Committee

List of Olympic Laurel recipientsEdit


  1. ^ "Kip Keino to receive Olympic Laurel distinction". IOC. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Levinson King, Robin (5 August 2016). "Highlights from Rio 2016 Olympic opening ceremony". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 August 2016.