Recognizing Leaders


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.

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

Last around the Olympics in Rio (2016), currently for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda (2017).

Prior recipients of awards

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, Ph.D,, 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


You can see a complete overview of the honorees and ceremonies here.