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.
Sport & Youth: Tania Paterson, Gary Anderson1986
Sport & Peace: Not Awarded1987
Sport & Study: Not Awarded1988
Sport & Journalism: Not Awarded1989
Sport & Medicine: Matt Marshall1990
Women & Sport: Catherine McLauchlan1991
Art & Sport: Not Awarded1992
Sport & Architecture: Not Awarded1993
Sport & the Environment: Not Awarded1994
Centennial Trophy: Bill Garlick1995
Olympic Movement Unity: Peter Miskimmin1996
Centenary Olympic Games: Ian Ferguson1997
Sport for All: Wilson Whineray1998
Sport Ethics: Michael Jones1999
Sport & Education: Ian Culpan2000
Sport & Universality: Special Olympics New Zealand2002
Sport & Wellbeing - Smokefree Council2003
Sporting Excellence - Steve Gurney2004
Sport and Media - Keith Quinn