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.
|Presented by||International Olympic Committee|
List of Olympic Laurel recipientsEdit
|Year||Name||Presented at||Host City|
|2016||Kipchoge Keino||2016 Summer Olympics opening ceremony||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|2016||Jacques Rogge||2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony||PyeongChang, South Korea|
- "Kip Keino to receive Olympic Laurel distinction". IOC. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- Levinson King, Robin (5 August 2016). "Highlights from Rio 2016 Olympic opening ceremony". Toronto Star. Retrieved 8 August 2016.