Polish Olympic Committee

Award Commission

The POC Award Commission gives its opinion on applications and grants awards of the POC to activists and sport organizations that have shown merit in the popularization of achievements of Polish sport, propagation of Olympism and its values as well as its promotion among various circles and communities. The award is granted in form of a Medal “For Merit for the Polish Olympic Movement”

The Medal “For Merit for the Polish Olympic Movement” has three classes: gold, silver and bronze. Its granting principles and procedures are contained in the Regulations.

Members of the Commission

  • Kajetan Hądzelek - Chairman
  • Janusz Czerwiński
  • Lech Drożdżyński
  • Stefan Grzegorczyk
  • Stanisław Krawiec
  • Mieczysław Łopatka
  • Wojciech Nazarko
  • Ryszard Szurkowski
  • Jan Werner

Regulations on the Principles and Procedures of Granting The Medal “For Merit for the Polish Olympic Movement”

The medal “For Merit for the Polish Olympic Movement”, hereinafter referred to as "medal” has three classes: gold, silver and bronze.

The medal has a round shape and the diameter of 70mm. The face bears the inscription “Polish Olympic Committee” and a mark in laurel wreath. The reverse bears the inscription “For Merit for the Polish Olympic Movement”. The medal is cast in metal in a color appropriate for each class.

The medal may be awarded to a person or organization operating within Poland as well as abroad.

The bronze medal may be awarded to individual activists, sport organizations, Olympic circles of the Polish community abroad, committees of the Olympic fund, Olympians’ clubs etc. whereby the period of this activity shall last at least 5 years – for exceptional merit in the popularization of achievements of Polish sport, propagation of Olympism and its values as well as its promotion among various circles and communities

The silver medal is awarded with respect to the criteria set out in point 4, whereby the period of the activity shall not be shorter then 10 years.

The gold medal is awarded to an activist or organization which has been cooperating with the Polish Olympic Committee over 10 years and has shown exceptional activeness in the popularization of achievements of Polish sport within Poland and abroad.

The medal is awarded by the POC Award Commission on application of the sport organizations within Poland and abroad, Polish consular and diplomatic posts, executive boards of the Polish community abroad organizations, regional councils, the POC Executive Board’s Commission or the POC Secretary General.

During an official ceremony the medal is awarded by a representative of the POC Executive Board or a person authorized by the Secretary General, a representative of the Consulate of the Republic of Poland (abroad) and also, in case of individual awards, an authorized President of an organization of the Polish community abroad, whose member is the awarded activist.

The records of those awarded with medals are kept in the Office of the Polish Olympic Committee.

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