The Order of Ikkos

The United States Olympic Committee started a mentor recognition program in 2008 called the Order of Ikkos. Named after an Olympic Greek coach, US athletes who ‘podium,’ (aka earn an Olympic medal) are entitled to bestow the medal on one person who greatly impacted their lives, enabling them to become an Olympic athlete. The National Governing Bodies typically have a ceremony where the athlete recognizes an individual for their impact and the medal is awarded. The things you learn while working a USA House volunteer shift…! #olympics #gwu #pyeongchang2018 #medal


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