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17 November 2021 | in FISU

FISU Vice President Marian Dymalski awarded prestigious Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee

IOC President Thomas Bach and FISU Vice President Marian DymalskiA prestigious award in the realm of sport, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) awards the Olympic Order to individuals who have demonstrated Olympic values and ideas, while being influential towards the development of sport. The most recent recipient of this award is FISU Vice President, Polish University Sports Federation (AZS) Vice President and Member of the Polish Olympic Committee (PKOI) presidium, Mr Marian Dymalski.


Also one of the founding fathers of the European University Sport Association (EUSA) over 20 years ago, Mr Dymalski joins some of the sporting world’s elite, with names such as Fanny Blankers-Koen, Jean-Claude Killy, Bertrand Piccard, Jesse Owens, Steffi Graf, Alberto Tomba, Indira Gandhi and Nelson Mandela who have also received this honour in the past.


Within many years of experience, Marian Dymalski has brought and successfully implemented many international sport projects to Poland, operated under the umbrella of international federations such as FISU, The World Games Association (TWA) and EUSA. His experience is also applied at Wroclaw airport, where he is the chairman of the supervisory board and at Wroclaw Academy of Physical Education and is also a member of the university council.


"Today I was decorated by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Dr Thomas Bach with the highest honour – the Olympic Order,” said Mr Dymalski.


“I would like to thank the President of the Polish Olympic Committee, Andrzej Kra śnicki, and the President of the Polish University Sports Union, Professor À Alojzy Nowak for his cooperation and support over many years."


Along with the support of IOC President, Thomas Bach, Mr Dymalski was congratulated by well-known personalities such as member of the European Parliament, Tomasz Poreba, President of WADA, Witold Banka, Rector of Warsaw University and President of AZS, Professor Alojzy Nowak, and the Mayor of Wroclaw, Jacek Sutryk.


FISU congratulates Mr Dymalski on this achievement as he has had a tremendous impact on university sport in Poland and the global University Sport Movement.