ORDER OF MERIT

WINNERS

The EOC Order of Merit is the highest recognition of the European Olympic Committees and it is awarded for particularly distinguished contributions to the Olympic Movement. The EOC Order of Merit was created in 1995, involving the award of a decoration to be worn personally by the recipient.

Only individuals may be beneficiaries.

May be admitted to the EOC Order of Merit, any person who has contributed through his actions in:

  • The diffusion in Europe of the Olympic ideals according to the IOC Olympic Charter
  • The promotion of the cooperation between the European NOCs and more generally, any person who has illustrated the Olympic ideal through his actions, has achieved remarkable merit in the sporting world or who has rendered outstanding services to the Olympic cause.
27th edition 2021
(CYP) Kikis Lazarides EOC Treasurer
26th edition, 2020
(SLO) Janez Kocijancic EOC President
25th edition, 2019
(SVK) Frantisek CHMELAR Former Member of the EOC Executive Committee
24th edition, 2018
(RUS) Mr. Alexander KOZLOVSKY Former Member of EOC Executive Committee
23rd edition, 2017
Mr. Zlatko Matesa (CRO) Mr. Zlatko Matesa Mr. Zlatko Matesa Mr. Zlatko Matesa President of the NOC of Croatia
22nd edition, 2016
Did not take place Did not take place Did not take place Did not take place
21st edition, 2015
HE Mehriban ALIYEVA (AZE) HE Mehriban ALIYEVA HE Mehriban ALIYEVA HE Mehriban ALIYEVA First Lady of Azerbaijan
20th edition, 2014
Thomas BACH (GER) Thomas BACH Thomas BACH Thomas BACH IOC President
19th edition, 2013
Olafur RAFNSSON (ISL) Olafur RAFNSSON Olafur RAFNSSON Olafur RAFNSSON President of NOC of Iceland
18th edition, 2012
Lord Sebastian COE (GBR) Lord Sebastian COE Lord Sebastian COE Lord Sebastian COE Chairman London Games 2012
17th edition, 2011
Vitaly SMIRNOV (RUS) Vitaly SMIRNOV Vitaly SMIRNOV Vitaly SMIRNOV IOC Member
16th edition, 2010
Piotr NUROWSKI (POL) Piotr NUROWSKI Piotr NUROWSKI Piotr NUROWSKI President of NOC of Poland
15th edition, 2009
Walther TROEGER (GER) Walther TROEGER Walther TROEGER Walther TROEGER IOC Member
14th edition, 2008
Henri SERANDOUR (FRA) Henri SERANDOUR Henri SERANDOUR Henri SERANDOUR IOC Member, President NOC of France
13th edition, 2007
Mario VAZQUEZ RAÑA (MEX) Mario VAZQUEZ RAÑA Mario VAZQUEZ RAÑA Mario VAZQUEZ RAÑA ANOC President, Member of the IOC Executive Board
12th edition, 2006
Mario PESCANTE (ITA) Mario PESCANTE Mario PESCANTE Mario PESCANTE Member of the IOC Executive Board, EOC Honorary President for life
11th edition, 2005
HSH Prince Albert II de Monaco (MON) HSH Prince Albert II de Monaco HSH Prince Albert II de Monaco HSH Prince Albert II de Monaco IOC Member
10th edition, 2004
Jacques ROGGE (BEL) Jacques ROGGE Jacques ROGGE Jacques ROGGE IOC President
9th edition, 2003
Sinan ERDEM (TUR) Sinan ERDEM Sinan ERDEM Sinan ERDEM IOC Member, President of NOC of Turkey
8th edition, 2002
Vera CASLAVSKA (CZE) Vera CASLAVSKA Vera CASLAVSKA Vera CASLAVSKA NOC of Czech Republic
7th edition, 2001
Juan Antonio SAMARANCH (ESP) Juan Antonio SAMARANCH Juan Antonio SAMARANCH Juan Antonio SAMARANCH IOC Honorary President for life
6th edition, 2000
Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI (POL) Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI Aleksander KWASNIEWSKI President of the Republic of Poland Joao HAVELANGE (BRA) Joao HAVELANGE Joao HAVELANGE Joao HAVELANGE IOC Member, Honorary President of FIFA
5th edition, 1999
Gunnar ERICSSON (SWE) Gunnar ERICSSON Gunnar ERICSSON Gunnar ERICSSON IOC Honorary Member
4th edition, 1998
H.E. the Judge Keba MBAYE (SEN) H.E. the Judge Keba MBAYE H.E. the Judge Keba MBAYE H.E. the Judge Keba MBAYE IOC Vice President
3rd edition, 1997
Raymond GAFNER (SUI) Raymond GAFNER Raymond GAFNER Raymond GAFNER IOC Honorary Member Marc HODLER (SUI) Marc HODLER Marc HODLER Marc HODLER Member of the IOC Executive Board
2nd edition, 1996
Anselmo LOPEZ (ESP) Anselmo LOPEZ Anselmo LOPEZ Anselmo LOPEZ Honour Director, IOC Olympic Solidarity
1st edition, 1995
Claude COLLARD (FRA) Claude COLLARD Claude COLLARD Claude COLLARD President Mediterranean Games International Committee Raoul MOLLET (ESP) Raoul MOLLET Raoul MOLLET Raoul MOLLET Honour President of COIB