Mireya Luis received her OLY status
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, December 7, 2019 –
Three-time Olympic champion Mireya Luis Hernández of Cuba
has received her OLY title on the occasion of the joint
meeting of the International Olympic Committee Executive
Board and the FIVB Executive Committee in the new Olympic
House in Lausanne.
Luis Hernández, who is FIVB Executive Vice President and of
NORCECA, received her framed certificate presented by Thomas
Bach, IOC president.
Mireya was a stand-out member of the Cuban women’s teams
that won the gold medal at the Olympic Games of Barcelona
1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.
just like PhD, MD and other post nominals and can be used on
business cards, curriculum vitae, social media, in fact
anywhere you use your name.
The World Olympians Association launched the OLY
post-nominal letters initiative in November 2017. Since that
time more than 10,000 Olympians worldwide have been granted
the honour, which serves as a constant public reminder and
recognition of an Olympian’s achievements in the field of
sport, as well as a recognition of their status in society
and their commitment to furthering the Olympic ideals.
IOC President Thomas Bach was the first Olympian to
officially receive the initials from WOA President Joël
then invited all Olympians around the world
to sign-up to use “OLY” after their names.
The World Olympians Association emphasizes:
“By participating at an Olympic Games, Olympians have
achieved something unique and for that, they must be
recognised. They are truly leaders and role models in
society and as ambassadors of the Olympic Movement.
“That is why the OLY initiative is so important. Much like a
doctor, a lawyer or a university professor, becoming an
Olympian takes many years of hard work and requires a
diverse range of skills. I believe this initiative will
provide Olympians with the professional recognition they
All Olympians can apply for the OLY post-nominal lettering
at www.olympians.org -
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