Item 1154 - Golden Order of Merit from the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF)

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ZA COM MR-T-6-1-1154


Golden Order of Merit from the International Association of Athletics Associations (IAAF)


  • 23 March 1996 (Creation)

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plaque/decorative arts, pin and certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 9/01/12

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Highest International Association of Athletics Associations honour conferred upon Mr Mandela, Monaco

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the seals of the necklace have become loose


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Gold necklace award housed inside large blue box. Interior of box is lined with blue satin (top) and blue velvet (bottom).
Necklace is made of 4 thin gold strips (that are currently disconnected) with a gold clasp. Large triangular shaped pendant is attached to the gold strips. Pendant is engraved with "IAAF" and includes an emblem of a winged woman holding a werath above her head and standing on Earth.

Pin in blue box with logo

Certificate: International Amateur Athletic Federation
IAAF has hereby chosen to confer its Golder Order of Merit upon Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa
in recognition of his outstanding contribution to and support of the development and promotion of track and field athletics throughout the world.
Signed by IAAF presiden, Cape Town 23 March 1996

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0313

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