Recognizing Truce-Bearers

 

We're recognizing cultural, political, social and other leaders and figures in the US and worldwide who live, support and help sustain the ideals of the Olympic Truce. Individuals we're honoring as Olympic "Truce-Bearers."

And, we're making and commissioning cultural contributions that elevate and celebrate Olympic and other noteworthy international sporting events around the world.

Most recently including the 2017 America's Cup; with the poetorial "Ultramarine," a body of written, spoken and visual poetry, including award-poems for each competing AC35 team and their boats, the challengers and the Cup defender.

Currently for PyeongChang 2018, the Winter Olympic Games. With the poetorial "Peace~ability," a body of written, spoken and visual poetry calling us to our deeper consciousness, shared humanity and inner and outer peacefulness. Including poem-awards for designated Truce-Bearers, among them the President of the UN General Assembly and the Governor of Korea's Gangwon province.

We made honorings around previous Olympics, including those in Rio (2016), and others (see the link below for more details)...

 

Award Presentations

His Excellency Mr. Kostas Karamanlis, Prime Minister of Greece (2004)

His Excellency Mr. George Papandreou, Foreign Minister of Greece (2004)

Mr. Mitt Romney, President of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Games (2004)

His Excellency Mr. Gianfranco Fini, Foreign Minister of Italy (2006)

Mr. Peter Ueberroth, President of the US Olympic Committee (2006)

His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria (2006)

Her Excellency Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia (2006)

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco (2007)

The Hon. Lillian Boyce, Minister of Youth and Sport, Turks and Caicos (2007)

The Marquis de Samaranch Juan Antonio Samaranch, President-Emeritus of the International Olympic Committee (2008)

Mr. Cai Mingzhao, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office of China (2008)

Mr. Irwin Belk, Founding Member of the US Olympic Committee (2008)

Mr. Richard C. Levin, PhD, President of Yale University (2008) 

Lord Michael Bates, House of Lords, British Parliament (2012)

The Honorable Mario Pescante, Member of the International Olympic Committee and Chair of its International Relations Commission (2012)

Mrs. Anita DeFrantz, Member and Executive Board Member of the International Olympic Committee (2016)

Mr. Wilfried Lemke, United Nations Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace (2016)

Mr. Andrew Parsons, President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (2016)

Mr. Carlos Henrique Schroder, General Director, Globo Television Network (2016)

Admiral James G. Stavridis, NATO's 16th Supreme Allied Commander-Europe (2016)

Mr. CHOI Moon-soon, Governor of Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea (2018)

Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the United Nations General Assembly (2018)

Mr. LEE Hee-beom, President of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (2018) 

 

See a complete overview of the honorees and ceremonies here.