Olympic Order [Edit]

The Olympic Order is the supreme individual honor accorded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was created in 1974 and is to be awarded to “Any person who has illustrated the Olympic Ideal through his/her action, has achieved remarkable merit in the sporting world, or has rendered outstanding services to the Olympic cause, either through his/her own personal achievement(s) or his/her contribution to the development of sport.” Originally, the Olympic Order was separated into three categories – gold, silver, and bronze. Currently, there is only a gold and silver category.

For a full list see: Olympic Order