Every year the Tasmanian Olympic Council conducts the Pierre de Coubertin Awards program to recognise outstanding young Tasmanians who excel in their chosen sporting endeavour and embrace the spirit of Olympism (and paralympism).
The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. The Awards take place on an annual basis and recognise senior secondary students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities. All secondary government and non government schools are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award each year (only) from year 10, 11 or 12.
Presenting at the Pierre de Cobertin Awards is always a highlight in the year - have has the pleasure for several years now. It's always inspiring to meet the nominees each year and to participate in the sessions. It's agreat opportunity to share with the nominees some of the paralympic spirit and stories.