Saturday, 20 August 2016

The Fourth Type Of Olympic Medal And 5 People Who Have Won It

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Though gold, silver, and bronze medals get all of the glory, there's another Olympic award that's even harder to come by. The Pierre de Coubertin medal is given to athletes and people within the sporting industry who epitomize good sportsmanship to the Olympic Games.

Unlike the sporting medals, the de Coubertin medal isn't awarded at every cycle of the Games - it's only handed out when the International Olympic Committee feels someone has truly earned it. Here are a few of the most notable recipients, and what they did to earn the prestigious award.

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