Collection Theme: Pins, coins, medals and stamps
Collection Museum: Powerhouse Museum
Acknowledgements: Gift of the New South Wales Government, part of the Sydney 2000 Games Collection.
Registration No.: 2001/84/393
Statement: Medallion and packaging, ?111th session of the IOC Executive?, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, metal/plastic/paper/velour, made by Cash?s Aminco for the International Olympic Committee c. 2000.
Description: A circular medallion, silver in colour, with a purple ribbon attached at the base. A central enamel inlay, illustrating athletes in yellow and orange, reads ?111th IOC Session/ 111th/ Sydney 2000?. Two pins and a length of white ribbon are attached to the back. The medallion is contained within a plastic case, and supported upon a velour mount.
Statement of Significance: This medallion is an example of those that were presented to board members to commemorate the 111th session of the IOC Executive Board, held in Sydney 7-13 September, 2000. It was made by Cash?s Aminco for the International Olympic Committee.
The French educator, Baron Pierre de Courbetin, inaugurated the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 23 June 1894 to oversee the Olympic Movement and its staging of the summer and winter Olympic Games. Since then, the IOC has existed as an international, non-profit organisation and protector of the Olympic Movement. Today, IOC affaires are managed by an executive board.
Incorporating the IOC President, four Vice Presidents and six additional IOC members, the IOC Executive Board ensures the proper implementation and observance of the Olympic Charter. It also supervises IOC administration and finances, and the organisation of the Olympic Games. The Board convenes at least once a year at the request of the President or the majority of board members.
The 111th session of the IOC Executive Board took place in Sydney from the 7 to 13 September 2000. It addressed well-publicised issues, including recent allegations of IOC corruption, and the need for reform within the Olympic Movement. It also saw the appointment of new Executive Board members, new IOC members, and a new IOC Vice President, Dr Thomas Bach.
Made: Made by Cash?s Aminco
Owned/Exchanged: Owned by the Olympic Coordination Authority/Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, and donated to the Powerhouse Museum.
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