ISAF Committee Member George Andreadis (GRE) was presented with the Olympic Order by Lambis Nikolaou, IOC Member for Greece on behalf of President Jacques Rogge.
The ceremony took place at the inauguration of the 50th Session of the International Olympic Academy on the hill of Pnyx opposite the Acropolis.
The Olympic Order is awarded to individuals who have made a particularly distinguished contribution to the Olympic Movement.
George Andreadis has been actively involved with sailing for many years and continues to compete at world and european championships. George represented Greece at two Olympic Games, in Montreal 1976 sailing the Soling and in Mexico City 1968 sailing the Flying Dutchman and he also attended the 1980 Olympic Games as Team Leader for the Greek Sailing Team.
In 1984 he made his first visit to the Olympic Games as a technical official, as a member of the Olympic Measurement Committee, in 1988 and 1992 he was Chairman of the Committee and in 2000, 2004 and 2008 he represented ISAF as an Executive Committee member.
Between 1980 and 1984 Geoge was a Member of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and in 2000 was elected President of the Hellenic Olympians Association. Geoge has also served as Executive Committee member of the World Olympians Association from 2003 and between 1980 and 1984 was a member of the Intrnational Olympic Academy Committee.
In 1972, George became a member of the IYRU Keelboat Committee of which he became Vice-Chairman in 1978 and then Chairman from 1983 to 1990. During his time at ISAF, George has also sat on the Sailing Committee and the Offshore Committee From 1986 to 1994 he was elected to the Executive Committee, a position he also held between 1998 and 2008. George currently represents Group D on the ISAF Council as he did from 1994 and 1998.