Rio de Janeiro 2016, XXXI Games of the Olympiad

  The Foundation's award ceremony took place in Rio's iconic Club de Regatas do Flamingo

The Foundation's award ceremony took place in Rio's iconic Club de Regatas do Flamingo

 
 

THE XXXI GAMES OF THE OLYMPIAD (Rio de Janeiro, 2016)

Ms. Anita DeFrantz, International Olympic Committee, Executive Board Member

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

Mr. Andrew Parsons, Brazilian Paralympics Committee, President

Admiral James Stavridis US Navy (ret.), NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander – Europe

Mr. Carlos Henrique Schroder, Globo Television Network, General Director

Ceremony at the Clube de Regatas do Flamingo, host of the World Olympians Association

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At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Foundation held its event in the iconic Clube de Regatas do Flamingo as a guest of the World Olympians Association.  Under the theme of "Modern Messengers of the Olympic Truce," the Foundation presented an award to Ms. Anita DeFrantz, International Olympic Committee Executive Board Member, for her lifelong advocacy of Olympism; to Mr. Wilfried Lemke, United Nations Special Advisor on Sport for Development & Peace, for his many contributions to advancing sport for development and peace; to Mr. Andrew Parsons, Brazilian Paralympics Committee, President, for providing access to Olympic competition for those overcoming personal, physical challenges; to Admiral James Stavridis US Navy (ret.), NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, for promoting safe passage across the globe through building cultural bridges; and to Mr. Carlos Henrique Schroder, Globo Television Network, General Director, for his role as modern-day herald of the Olympic Truce through the media.

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