Lazarides awarded Olympic Order of the IOC
Nicosia, Feb 19 (CNA) – Kikis Lazarides, President of the Cyprus Olympic Committee (COC) and Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), received the medal of the Olympic Order of the IOC during the committee’s 118th Session before the start of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.
Lazarides was honoured by the IOC Executive Board for his contribution to Cypriot and international sports, a statement by the COC said.
Awarding Lazarides with the medal, IOC President Jacques Rogge noted this was a great honour bestowed on persons in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to worldwide athletics and for their faith in the Olympic Ideals.
In its decision, the IOC said that Lazarides dedication to sports has given Cypriot athletes the ability to achieve significant international distinctions.
He has also contributed greatly to the development of sports in Cyprus and abroad, it added.