Background - Established by the IOC in 1985 in order to promote the teaching of Olympism. Every year the IOC Executive Board selects a different theme. The selection of the recipient and the awarding of the trophy is entrusted to the National Olympic Comittee.

Award - Trophy and Diploma Awarded - Annually on Olympic Day.

Jury - Olympic Awards Council recommendation to the Executive Board Criteria - To a person or institution who has distinguished themselves in different fields.

Recipients

1985

Sport & Youth: Tania Paterson, Gary Anderson

1986

Sport & Peace: Not Awarded

1987

Sport & Study: Not Awarded

1988

Sport & Journalism: Not Awarded

1989

Sport & Medicine: Matt Marshall

1990

Women & Sport: Catherine McLauchlan

1991

Art & Sport: Not Awarded

1992

Sport & Architecture: Not Awarded

1993

Sport & the Environment: Not Awarded

1994

Centennial Trophy: Bill Garlick

1995

Olympic Movement Unity: Peter Miskimmin

1996

Centenary Olympic Games: Ian Ferguson

1997

Sport for All: Wilson Whineray

1998

Sport Ethics: Michael Jones

1999

Sport & Education: Ian Culpan

2000

Sport & Universality: Special Olympics New Zealand

2002

Sport & Wellbeing - Smokefree Council

2003

Sporting Excellence - Steve Gurney

2004

Sport and Media - Keith Quinn