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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 IOC Session 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.

Olympic rings without rims.svg Olympic Order
Gold and Silver Olympic Orders
Given forContribution to the Olympic Movement
Presented byOlympic rings without rims.svg International Olympic Committee
History
First award1975
Most winsNadia Comăneci Romania (2 times i.e. 1984, 2004)
Olympic Order and its relative badge, produced by GDE Bertoni Milano, Collection Fabio Ferrari

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). She is also the youngest recipient of Olympic Order since 1984 when she was only 23 years old at the time of award.

RecipientsEdit

 
Dr Ulrich Feldhoff sporting Chain of the Olympic Order

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

Gold Olympic OrderEdit

Year Recipient Country Note
1975 Avery Brundage   United States
1980 Lord Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin   Ireland
1981 Lord David Cecil   United Kingdom
Pope John Paul II    Vatican City [1]
Dr. Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow   Senegal
King Olav V   Norway
1982 Ahmad Shah of Pahang   Malaysia
1983 Indira Gandhi   India [2] [3]
1984 Branko Mikulić   Yugoslavia
François Mitterrand   France
Peter Ueberroth   United States
1985 Nicolae Ceauşescu   Romania
Erich Honecker   East Germany
King Juan Carlos I   Spain [4]
1986 Wan Li   China
1987 King Bhumibol Adulyadej   Thailand
General Kenan Evren   Turkey
Todor Zhivkov   Bulgaria [5]
1988 Prince Rainier III   Monaco
Prince Bertil Bernadotte   Sweden
Frank Edward King   Canada
Mario Vázquez Raña   Mexico
Park Seh-jik   South Korea
1989 Raoul Mollet   Belgium
Emperor Akihito   Japan
Rafael Hernández Colón   Puerto Rico
1990 Giulio Andreotti   Italy
1991 Jean de Beaumont   France
Yoshiaki Tsutsumi   Japan
Willi Daume   West Germany
1992 Pasqual Maragall   Spain
Carlos Arthur Nuzman   Brazil [6]
Michel Barnier   France
Javier Gómez-Navarro   Spain
Josep Miguel Abad   Spain
Jean-Claude Killy   France
Jordi Pujol   Spain
Leopoldo Rodes   Spain
Carlos Salinas de Gotari   Mexico
Narcís Serra   Spain
Javier Solana   Spain
1993 Boris Yeltsin   Russia [7]
1994 Gerhard Heiberg   Norway
Richard von Weizsäcker   Germany
Nelson Mandela   South Africa [8]
Joaquín Leguina   Spain
Dr. Mauno Koivisto   Finland
King Harald V of Norway   Norway
Queen Sonja of Norway   Norway
1995 Árpád Göncz   Hungary
Robert Mugabe   Zimbabwe
1996 William Porter Payne   United States
Konstantinos Stephanopoulos   Greece
Adolphus Drewery   United States
Andrew Young   United States
Islam Karimov   Uzbekistan
1997 Blaise Compaore   Burkina Faso
Omar Bongo   Gabon
Nursultan Nazarbaev   Kazakhstan
Elias Hrawi   Lebanon
Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Léon   Mexico
Aleksander Kwasniewski   Poland
Suleyman Demirel   Turkey
1998 Kim Dae-jung   South Korea
Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg   Luxembourg [9]
Eishiro Saito   Japan [10]
2000 Adolf Ogi    Switzerland [11]
Michael Knight   Australia
John Coates   Australia [12]
2001 Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said   Oman [13]
Goh Chok Tong   Singapore
Vladimir Putin   Russia
Juan Antonio Samaranch   Spain [14][15]
Abdoulaye Wade   Senegal
2002 Fraser Bullock   United States
Jacques Chirac   France
Kéba Mbaye   Senegal
Mitt Romney   United States
2003 Emile Lahoud   Lebanon
John Howard   Australia
2004 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki   Greece
Abdelaziz Bouteflika   Algeria
Johannes Rau   Germany [16]
Martinos Simitsek   Greece
2005 Theodore Angelopoulos   Greece
2006 Valentino Castellani   Italy
2007 Kofi Annan   Ghana
2008 Liu Qi   China
2009 Jack Poole   Canada Posthumously awarded
2010 S. R. Nathan   Singapore [17]
Lee Hsien Loong   Singapore [18]
John Furlong   Canada [19]
2012 Lord Sebastian Coe   United Kingdom
Lord Paul Deighton   United Kingdom
2013 King Willem-Alexander   Netherlands
Jacques Rogge   Belgium [20]
King Felipe VI   Spain [21]
Pope Francis    Vatican City [22]
Xi Jinping   China [23]
2015 Princess Margareta of Romania   Romania [24]
2016 Carlos Arthur Nuzman   Brazil
2018 Lee Hee-beom   South Korea [25]
Fernando Botero   Colombia
Moon Jae-in   South Korea
Mauricio Macri   Argentina [26]

Silver Olympic OrderEdit

Year Recipient Country Note
1975 Mr. Ryotaro Azuma   Japan
Mr. Miguel de Capriles   United States
Lieutenant-Colonel Rudyard Russell   United Kingdom
1976 Mr. Paul Anspach   Belgium
Mr. Harold Austad   New Zealand
Mr. Albert Demaurex    Switzerland
Mr. Dan Ferris   United States
Mr. Jesse Owens   United States
Mr. Héctor Paysse Reyes   Uruguay
Mr. Walter Wülfing   West Germany
1977 Colonel Sir Michael Ansell   United Kingdom
Mrs. Igner Frith   United Kingdom
Mr. Sven Låftman   Sweden
Mr. Anselmo López   Spain
Dr. Rudolf Nemetschke   Austria
Mr. Seiji Tabata   Japan
1978 Prince Bertil Bernadotte   Sweden
Bâtonnier René Bondoux   France
Colonel Domingos de Sousa   Portugal
Mr. Falih Fahmi   Iraq
Mr. John Emrys Lloyd   United Kingdom
Mr. Adriano Rodoni   Italy
Mr. Mario Vázquez Raña   Mexico
1979 Dr. Haj Omar Boucetta   Morocco
General Gustaf Dyrssen   Sweden
Mr. Mikio Oda   Japan
Er. Harold Madison Wright   Canada
1980 Professor Arnold H. Beckett   United Kingdom
Er. Pablo Cagnasso   Argentina
Mr. Franco Carraro   Italy
Mr. Benito Castejón   Spain
Mr. Claude Collard   France
Professor Albert Dirix   Belgium
Sir Denis Follows   United Kingdom
Mr. Sydney Grange   Australia
Mr. Kurt Hasler    Switzerland
Mr. Frederick Holder   United Kingdom
Lord Denis Howell   United Kingdom
Colonel Raoul Mollet   Belgium
Mr. Renato William Jones   United Kingdom
Mr. Ignati Novikov   Soviet Union
Mr. Charles Palmer   United Kingdom
Mr. Henri Pouret   France
Mr. Amilcare Rotta   Italy [27]
Mr. Anton Skataretiko   Yugoslavia
Mr. Bertil Sallfors   Sweden
Mr. Yoshiyuki Tsuruta   Japan
1981 Mr. Gérard d'Aboville   France
Mr. Roone Arledge   United States
Mr. Jacinto Balleste   Spain
Mr. Rafael Barquero Chaves   Costa Rica
Mr. Árpád Bogsch   United States
Mr. Charles de Coquereaumont   France
Mr. David Coward   United Kingdom
Dr. Max Danz   West Germany
Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz    Switzerland
Mr. Henry Joseph Dieme   Senegal
Mr. Bo Ekelund   Sweden
Mr. Pierre Ferri   France
Mr. Jacques Goddet   France
Mr. Gísli Halldórsson   Iceland
Dr. Harold W. Henning   United States
Mrs. Hideko Hyodo   Japan
Mr. Enrikas Juskhevitsus   Soviet Union
Mr. Kurt Møller   Denmark
Ms. Elena Mukhina   Soviet Union [28][29][30]
Mr. Desmond O'Sullivan   Ireland
Mr. Adriaan Paulen   Netherlands
Mr. Adriano Rodoni   Italy
Mr. Abdel Moneim Wahby   Egypt
1982 Prince Franz Joseph II   Liechtenstein
Mr. František Kroutil   Czechoslovakia
Mr. Paavo Mikko Honkajuuri   Finland
Prince Tsuneyoshi Takeda   Japan
Mr. José Beracasa   Venezuela
Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX   Indonesia
General Sven Thofelt   Sweden
Mr. Avinash Chandra Chatterji   India
Mr. José Ramón Fernández   Cuba
Mr. Haim Glowinsky   Israel
Mr. Ichiro Hatta   Japan
Mr. Clarence H. Johnson   United States
Mr. Robert Kane   United States
Mr. Alois Lugger   Austria
Mr. Fernando Luis Pereira Machado   Portugal
Mr. Paul-Rene Martin    Switzerland
Mr. Trendafil Martinski   Bulgaria
Mr. Edgar Mercier   France
Mr. László Papp   Hungary
Mr. João Carlos de Oliveira   Brazil
Mr. Giovanni Romagna   Italy
Mr. Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales   Hong Kong
Mr. Angel Solakov   Bulgaria
Mr. Habib Thiam   Senegal
Mr. Jukka Uunila   Finland
1983 Mr. Kouassi Angama   Ivory Coast
Mr. Georges Athanassiadis   Greece
Sir Gerald Cash   Bahamas
Dr. Arpad Csanadi   Hungary
Mrs. Betty Cuthbert   Australia
Mr. Eduardo Dibos   Peru
Mr. Laurent Dona-Fologo   Ivory Coast
Lieutenant-General Marin Dragnea   Romania
Mr. Jean Drapeau   Canada
Mrs. Ilona Elek   Hungary
Mr. Massoud Ahmded El-Zantouti   Libya
Mr. Manfred Ewald   East Germany
Mrs. Marie-Thérèse Eyquem   France
Mr. Sisto Favre   Italy
Mr. Edgar Fried   Austria
Dr. Abdel Halim Muhammad   Sudan
Mr. Kim Taik-soo   South Korea
Mrs. Galina Kulakova   Soviet Union
Mr. Leopoldo de Leon   Panama
Mr. Aleksandr Medved   Soviet Union
Mr. Roger Menard   France
Mr. Chūhei Nambu   Japan
Mr. Robert F. Osborne   Canada
Mr. Javier Ostos   Spain
Mr. Julius Lockington Patching   Australia
Mr. Berge Philips   Australia
Mr. Gaotang Rong   China
Mr. Victor Saneev   Soviet Union
Mr. Katsuji Shibata   Japan
Mr. Sergei Chalibashvili   Soviet Union
Mrs. Lidiya Skoblikova   Soviet Union
1984 Mr. Abdelhamid Rachdi Alami   Morocco
Mr. Abilio Ferreira d'Almeida   Brazil
Mr. Luis Azemar Puig de la Bellacasa   Spain
Mr. Motohiko Ban   Japan
Mrs. Herma Bauma   Austria
Mr. Bo Bengston   Sweden
Mr. Jean Borotra   France
Mr. Paolo Cappabianca   Italy
Mr. Juan Jose Castillo   Spain
Mr. Harry H. Cavan   United Kingdom
Ms. Nadia Comăneci   Romania [31]
Mr. George Craig   New Zealand
Dr. Beppe Croce   Italy
Mr. Sandy Duncan   United Kingdom
Mr. Suat Erler   Turkey
Mr. Rene Frank   Belgium
Mr. Akira Fujita   Japan
Mr. Antonin Himl   Czechoslovakia
Mr. Pierre Hirschy    Switzerland
Mr. Bert Isatitsch   Austria
Mr. Pal Kovacs   Hungary
Mr. Paul Libaud   France
Mr. Hero Lupescu   Romania
Colonel F. Don Miller   United States
Mr. Julio Enrique Monagas   Puerto Rico
Mr. Hadj Ibrahim Mbomba Njoya   Cameroon
Mr. Renzo Nostini   Italy
Mr. Fred B. Oberlander   Canada
Mr. Nelson Paillou   France
Mr. Marian Renke   Poland
Mr. Walter J.M.A. von Rosberg   Netherlands Antilles
Mr. Zhong Shitong   China
Mr. Olegario Vazquez Rafia   Mexico
Mrs. Helene Ahrweiler   France [32]
Mr. Abdul Hameed Al-Hajji   Kuwait
Mr. Aldo Bergamaschi   Italy
Mr. Fred Blay   Liberia
Mr. Emeric Blum   Yugoslavia
Mr. Tom Bradley   United States
Mr. Gian-Carlo Brusati   Italy
Mr. Miroslav Cerar   Yugoslavia
Mr. Alain Danet   France
Mr. Horst Dassler   West Germany
Mr. Abdelaziz Elshafei   Egypt
Mr. Milan Ercegan   Yugoslavia
Mr. Shunji Fujii   Japan
Mr. Knolly Henderson   Trinidad and Tobago
Mr. Paul Högberg   Sweden
Mr. Samwel Mbogo Kamau   Kenya
Mr. Ahmed Karabegovic   Yugoslavia
Mr. Kenjiro Mizuno   Japan
Mr. Primo Nebiolo   Italy
Mr. Günther Sabetzki   West Germany
Mr. Keith Shervington   Jamaica
Mr. Baghadi Si-Mohamed   Algeria
Mr. Anto Sucic   Yugoslavia
Mr. Artur Takac   Yugoslavia
Mr. Stanko Tomic   Yugoslavia
Mr. Harry Usher   United States
Mr. Uglijesa Uzelac   Yugoslavia
Mr. Paul Ziffren   United States
1985 Sir Adetokunbo Ademola   Nigeria
Mr. Alexa Haralambie   Romania
Sheikh Isa bin Rashed Al Kalifa   Bahrain
Mr. Hanji Aoki   Japan
Mr. Abdel Azim Ashry   Egypt
Mr. Tsegaw Ayele   Ethiopia
Mr. Edmund W. Barker   Singapore
Mr. Domenico Bruschi   San Marino
Mrs. Christine Caron   France
Mr. Bud Greenspan   United States
Mr. Józef Grudzień   Poland
Mr. Hermann Jannsen   West Germany
Mr. John B. Kelly Jr.   United States
Mr. Ferdinand Siregar Mangombar   Indonesia
Mr. Kenkichi Oshima   Japan
The Lord Porritt   New Zealand
Mr. Bedrich Poula   Czechoslovakia
Mr. Ludwig Prokop   Austria
Mr. Andre Gustavo Richer   Brazil
Mr. Raimundo Saporta   Spain
Mr. William Simon   United States
Mr. Borislav Stanković   Yugoslavia
Mr. Joseph Lluis Vilaseca   Spain
Mr. Walter Wasservogel   Austria
Mr. Jean Weymann    Switzerland
Mr. Lev Yashin   Soviet Union
1986 Mr. Carlos Osório de Almeida   Brazil
Mr. Lachezar Avramov   Bulgaria
Mr. Mahmoud Ba   Mauritania
Mr. Bernhard Baier   West Germany
Mrs. Liselotl Diem   West Germany
Mr. Justin Durand   Benin
Mr. Issac Froimovich   Chile
Mr. Julio Gerlcin Comelin   Colombia
Mr. Carlos de Godo   Spain
Mr. Roberto C. Goizueta   United States
Mr. Boris Gueorguiev   Bulgaria
Mr. Cornelius Kcrdel   Netherlands
Mr. Antoine Khoui   Lebanon
Mr. Jean-Arnould Leew   Belgium
Air Vice Marshal C. L. Metha   India
Mr. Nikolaos Nissiotis   Greece
Mr. Park Chong-kyu   South Korea
Mr. Pedro Perez Duenas   Cuba
Mr. Ahmed Mohammed Qaatabi   South Yemen
Mr. Max Rinkenburger   West Germany
Mr. Douglas F. Roby   United States
Mr. Julian K. Roosevelt   United States
Mr. Roger Rousseau   Canada
Mr. Ricardo Jose Russomando   Argentina
Mr. Andrey Starovoytov   Soviet Union
Mr. William Thayer Tutt   United States
Mr. Tadeusz Ulatowski   Poland
Mr. Georges Vichos   Greece
Mr. George Wieczisk   East Germany
Mr. Huang Zhong   China
1987 Mr. Francisco Ferreira Alves   Portugal
Mr. Abdel Moneim El Bah   Libya
Mr. Boris Bakrac   Yugoslavia
John Brown   Australia [33]
Mr. Gavrila Barani   Romania
Mr. John Joseph Brown   Australia
Mr. Ramiro Tavares Gonçalves   Brazil
Mr. Rudolf Hellmann   East Germany
Mr. Chen Jinkai   China
Mr. Alberto Juantorena   Cuba
Mr. Todor Zhivkov   Bulgaria
Mr. Erich Kamper   Austria
Mr. L. N. Khurana   India [34]
Mr. Jean-Claude Killy   France
Mr. Philip Othmar Krumm   United States
Colonel Zdzisaw Ludwik Krzyszkowiak   Poland
Mr. Li Menghua   China
Mr. Geoffrey de Navacelle   France
Mr. Sergio Orsi   Italy
Mr. Lassina Palenfo   Ivory Coast
Mr. Marcel Pasche    Switzerland
Mr. Janusz Gorgoniusz Przedpeski   Poland
Mr. Haluk San   Turkey
Mr. Teofilo Stevenson   Cuba
Mr. Vladimir Stoychev   Bulgaria
Mr. Leon Štukelj   Yugoslavia
Mr. Brian Wightman   Fiji
1988 Mr. Ruben Acosta   Mexico
Mr. Constantin Andrianov   Soviet Union
Mr. Francisco Alguersuari Duran   Spain
Mrs. Eileen Anderson   United Kingdom
Mr. Juan Jose Castillo   Spain
Mr. Reiner Klimke   West Germany
Mr. Juan de la LIcra Trcns   Spain
Mr. Bill Pratt   Canada
Mr. Fernando Riba   Spain
Mr. Anisio Silva Rocha   Brazil
Dr. Joszef Sir   Hungary
Katarina Witt   East Germany
Ralph Klein   Canada
Jerzy Kukuczka   Poland
Antonio Mariscal   Mexico
Josef Neckermann   West Germany
Jasdev Singh   India [35][36]
Taieb Houichi   Tunisia
Ante Lambasa   Yugoslavia
Wolf Lyberg   Sweden
Frederick Ruegsegger   United States [37]
1989 Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union
1990 Ivan Patzaichin   Romania
1992 Ludovit Komadel   Czechoslovakia
Jesús Alfonso Elizondo Nájera   Mexico
1994 Vladimir Krivcov   Russia
Shane Gould   Australia
1995 Jerald M. Jordan   United States [38]
1997 Karl Lennartz   Germany [39]
Oscar Schmidt   Brazil [40]
Ian Buchanan   United Kingdom
1998 Alexander Gomelsky   Russia
Geoffrey Henke   Australia [41]
Makoto Kobayashi   Japan [42]
Tasuku Tsukada   Japan [43]
Goro Yoshimura   Japan [44]
1999 Brian Tobin   Australia [45]
2000 Prof. Lowitja O'Donoghue   Australia
Norman May   Australia
2001 Ton Bijkerk   Netherlands [46]
Harry Gordon   Australia [47]
Cathy Freeman   Australia
2002 Peter Montgomery   Australia
2003 Mool Chand Chowhan   India [48] [49]
2007 Marjorie Jackson-Nelson   Australia
2008 He Zhenliang   China
Liu Jingmin   China
Deng Pufang   China
Chen Zhili   China [50]
2010 Teo Chee Hean   Singapore
Dr. Ng Eng Hen   Singapore
Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan   Singapore
Dr. Tan Eng Liang   Singapore
Chris Chan   Singapore
Goh Kee Nguan   Singapore
Dr. Francis Chong   Singapore
Eric Tan Huck Gim   Singapore [51]
Les McDonald   Canada [52]
Michael A. Chambers   Canada [53]
Nodar Kumaritashvili   Georgia Posthumously awarded [54]
2011 Fernando Lima Bello   Portugal
Kip Keino   Kenya [55]
Vilnis Baltiņš   Latvia [56]
2012 Sir Keith Mills   United Kingdom
Lord Colin Moynihan   United Kingdom [57]
2015 Lord Tevita Poasi Tupou   Tonga [58]
Irina Viner   Russia [59]
2016 Edson Arantes do Nascimento   Brazil [60]
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 [61]
Narayana Ramachandran   India [62]
2018 Yeo Hyung-koo   South Korea
Kim Jae-youl   South Korea
Kim Joo-ho   South Korea [63]

Bronze Olympic OrderEdit

Year Recipient Country Note
1975 Mr. Charles Debeur   Belgium
Mr. Gyula Hegyi   Hungary
Mr. John Kasyoka   Kenya
Mrs. Lia Manoliu   Romania
Mrs. Ellen Preis   Austria
Dr. Jacques Thiébault   France
1976 Mr. Helmut Behrendt   East Germany
Mr. Antonio dos Reis Carneiro   Brazil [64]
Mr. Walter Jhung   South Korea
Mr. Abderrahman Khatib   Morocco
Mrs. Zofia Mironova   Soviet Union
Mr. Kleanthis Palaiologos   Greece
Mr. Haim Wein   Israel
1977 Mr. Gunnar Hansen   Denmark
Mrs. Nadia Lekarska   Bulgaria
Mr. Edoardo Mangiarotti   Italy
Mr. Alberto Nariño Cheyne   Colombia
Mr. Christian d'Oriola   France
Mr. Dutta Ray   India
Mr. Roberto Richards Aguiar   Cuba
Mr. René de Raeve   Belgium
1978 Mr. Zafar Ali   Pakistan
Prof. Dr. Mihailo Andrejević   Yugoslavia
Mrs. Ludmilla Tourischeva   Soviet Union
Colonel Hassine Hamouda   Tunisia
Mr. Harald Jespersen   Denmark
Mrs. Ingrid Keller de Schiavoni   Guatemala
Mr. Surjit Singh Majithia   India
Mr. Paulo Martins Meira   Brazil
Mr. Al Oerter   United States
Mr. Michel Ravarino   Monaco
Mr. Charles Riolo    Switzerland
Mr. Yoshinori Suzuki   Japan
Mr. Hugo Virgilio Tedin   Argentina
Mr. José Gamarra Zorrilla   Bolivia
1979 Mr. Jeronymo Baptista Bastos   Brazil
Mr. Alfredo Hohagen Díez Canseco   Peru
Mrs. Maria Kwaśniewska   Poland
Colonel Marcel Leclef   Belgium [27]
Mr. Imre Németh   Hungary
Mrs. Emmy Schwabe   Austria
Mr. Otto Szymiczek   Greece
Mrs. Lydia Zanchi    Switzerland
1980 Mr. Sigge Bergman   Sweden
Mrs. Elisabeth Ferris   United Kingdom
Mrs. Dawn Eraser   Austria
Mr. Alex Erere   United Kingdom
Mrs. Anita DeFrantz   United States
Mr. Jean-Claude Ganga   Congo
Mr. Marcello Garroni   Italy
Mr. Michel Henault   France
Mr. John Hennessy   United Kingdom
Mr. Luis E. Hurtado   Panama
Mr. Joseph Jungmann   Czechoslovakia
Mr. Clare McDermott   Canada
Mr. Donato Martucci   Italy
Mr. Geoffrey Miller   United Kingdom
Mr. Robert Pariente   France
Mr. John Rodda   United Kingdom
Mr. Hussein Sejean   Lebanon
Mr. Walter Siegenthaler    Switzerland
Mr. Mustapha Thraya   Tunisia
Mr. Alexander Yermakov   Soviet Union
1981 Mr. Slaheddine Baly   Tunisia
Mr. Max Bangerter    Switzerland
Brigadier Henrique Alves Callado   Portugal
Mr. Gregor Hradetzky   Austria
Mr. Károly Kárpáti   Hungary
Dr. J. Raymond Owen   United Kingdom
Mrs. Irina Rodnina   Soviet Union
Mr. Kenneth A. Ryan   Ireland
Mrs. Irena Szewińska   Poland
Mr. Eduardo Yanez Zavala   Chile
1982 Mr. Waldemar Baszanowski   Poland
Mr. Jaime Munoz Camposano   Ecuador
Mr. Joao da Costa   Brazil
Mr. Paul Elvstrøm   Denmark
Mr. Sinan Erdem   Turkey
Mr. Giuseppe Sabelli Fioretti   Italy
Mr. Gert Fredriksson   Sweden
Mr. Arild Honne   Norway
Mr. Sixten Jernberg   Sweden
Mr. Leonid Khomenkov   Soviet Union
Mr. Guillermo Montoya Sanchez   Mexico
Dr. Ridha Mrad   Tunisia
Mr. Luis Chiriboga Parra   Ecuador
Mr. E. Howard Radford   Canada
Mr. Albert Riethausen   West Germany
Mr. Donald Rowlands   New Zealand
Mr. Toni Sailer   Austria
Mr. Vladimir Smirnov   Soviet Union
Mr. Ulrich Wehling   East Germany
Mr. D. J. Williams   Bermuda
1983 Mr. Antonio Carlos Almeida Braga   Brazil
Mr. Nikolai Gueorguiev   Bulgaria
Mr. Nigel Hacking   United Kingdom
Mr. Erhard Georg Friedrich Hoehne   East Germany
Mr. Guipro Koffi   Ivory Coast
Dr. Antonio Losada   Chile
Mr. Maladi   Indonesia
Mr. Janusz Piewcewicz   Poland
Mr. Yücel Seçkiner   Turkey
Mrs. Esther Roth-Shahamorov   Israel [65]
1984 Mr. Francisco Alguersvari Duran   Spain
Mr. Duarte Manuel de Almeida Bello   Portugal
Mr. Siegfried Brietzke   West Germany
Mr. Muhammad Naqi Butt   Pakistan
Mr. Bogomil Nonev   Bulgaria
Mr. Alberto Passadore   Uruguay
Mr. Jozsef Szalay   Hungary
Mr. Ashenafi Youria   Ethiopia

Recipients with missing dataEdit

Following is the list of recipients of Olympic Order with some missing data like year of award, country and colour of award.

Year Recipient Country Colour Note
1988 Manfred von Brauchitsch   West Germany
Arne B. Mollén   Norway [66]
Mustapha Larfaoui   Algeria
Aladár Gerevich   Hungary
1989 Larisa Latynina   Soviet Union
1990 Lee Kun-hee   South Korea
Jonathan Janson   United Kingdom
Rudolf Kárpáti   Hungary
Reizo Koike   Japan
Naoto Tajima   Japan
Lamine Diack   Senegal
Asnoldo Devonish   Venezuela [67]
1991 Ioan Kunst-Ghermănescu   Romania
1992 Hassan Agabani   Sudan [68]
José Azcona   Mexico
Jorge Herrera Barona   Colombia
Dr. Mario Carvalho Pini   Brazil
Itzhak Caspi   Israel
Vahit Colakoglu   Turkey
Dr. Evie Dennis   United States
Deszo Gyarmati   Hungary
Kurt Heller   Australia Awarded posthumously
Raul Ibarra Zapata   Mexico
Viacheslav I. Koloskov   Russia
Gaoussou Kone   Ivory Coast
Carlos Pardo   Spain
Mario Pescante   Italy
Baaron Pittenger   United States
Eduardo Airaldi Rivarola   Peru
Carlos Salinas de Gortari   Mexico
Gottfried Schoedl   Austria
Gursewak Singh   India
Prof. Nikos Yalouris   Greece
Mrs. Caizhen Zhang   China
1993 Jacques Blanc   France
Anna Sinilkina
Ted Stevens   United States [69]
Jordi Pujol   Spain
Dražen Petrović   Croatia Posthumously awarded [70]
1994 Vladimir Krivcov   Russia
1995 Miguel Indurain   Spain [71]
1996 Christian Erb    Switzerland
Vladimir Maksimov   Russia
1997 Chris de Broglio   South Africa [72]
Hendrika Mastenbroek   Netherlands
Roy Jones Jr.   United States
1998 Frédy Girardet    Switzerland
Chung Ju-yung   South Korea
Wolf-Dieter Montag   Germany [73]
Erica Terpstra   Netherlands
1999 Alexander Tikhonov   Russia
Steffi Graf   Germany [74]
Antonio Spallino   Italy [75]
Bertrand Piccard    Switzerland
Brian Jones   England [76]
2000 Res Brügger
Alberto Tomba   Italy [77]
David Coleman   England
Alida van den Bos   Netherlands [78]
2001 Albert Scharf [79]
Raymond Hahn   France
Enrique Sanz   Spain [80]
Richard Bunn    Switzerland
Janis Grinbergas   Lithuania
René Burkhalter    Switzerland
Arnold Green   Estonia
Félix Savón   Cuba
Eric Walter [81]
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 [82]
2002 Erwin Lanc   Austria
Peter Blake   New Zealand Posthumously awarded
Shirley Strickland   Australia [83]
Wayne Gretzky   Canada
Miroslav Šubrt   Czech Republic
Walter Bush   United States
Shoichi Tomita   Japan [84]
Flor Isava-Fonseca   Venezuela
Ashwini Kumar   India [85]
David Wallechinsky   United States [86]
2003 John Williams   United States [87]
Adolf Ogi    Switzerland [88]
Jean Durry   France [89]
2004 Matthias Kleinert
Francoise Zweifel [90]
Nadia Comăneci   Romania [91]
George Bolos Silver
2005 Shirley Babashoff   United States
2006 Hans Wilhelm Gäb
2009 Thor Nilsen [92]
2012 Eiichi Kawatei   Japan [93]
David Stern   United States
2016 Ottavio Cinquanta   Italy
Patrick Chamunda   Zambia
Unknown Dawn Fraser   Australia Silver
William Berge Phillips   Australia Silver
Julius Patching   Australia Silver
Herb Elliott   Australia Silver
John Devitt   Australia Silver
Brian Tobin   Australia Silver
Stepan Kerkyasharian   Australia Silver
David Richmond   Australia Gold
Sandy Hollway   Australia Silver
Jim Sloman   Australia Silver
Michael Eyers   Australia Silver
Bob Leece   Australia Silver
Mick O'Brien   Australia Silver
Robert Elphinston   Australia Silver
Margaret McLennan   Australia Silver
John Fitzgerald   Australia Silver
Shirley Strickland   Australia Silver
Di Henry   Australia Silver
John Howard   Australia Gold
Kerry Stokes   Australia Silver
Phillip Walter Coles   Australia Silver
Kevan Gosper   Australia Silver
Helen Brownlee   Australia Silver
Alexander Tikhonov   Soviet Union /   Russian Federation ?
Alexander Karelin   Soviet Union /   Russian Federation ?
Doug Arnot   United States Silver Services to London 2012
James Bulley   United Kingdom Silver
Richard George   United Kingdom Silver
Debbie Jevans   United Kingdom Silver
Ian Johnston   United Kingdom Silver
Gerry Pennell   United Kingdom Silver
Jean Tomlin   United Kingdom Silver
David Coleman   United Kingdom Silver ??

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