Monday, March 2, 2015

Grand Duke Awards Former IOC President with Order

Photo: 2015 Cour grand-ducale
Today, Grand Duke Henri received Count Jacques Rogge, who served as the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for twelve years between 2001 and 2013, for an audience at ch√Ęteau de Berg, the Grand Ducal Family's residence. On the occasion, the Grand Duke awarded Count Rogge with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolph of Nassau.

Grand Duke Henri himself has been a member of the International Olympic Committe since February 1998 following in his own father's footsteps.

The Order awarded to Jacques Rogge recognises, in addition to foreign heads of state, individuals for their meritorious service to the Grand Duke, the Grand Ducal House and Luxembourg, as well as for their outstanding loyalty to the Grand Duke or his House. The order also rewards those who have excelled in the arts and sciences, as it does residents of Luxembourg or foreign nationals as a sign of benevolence.

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