2009 - Distinctions
28 November 2009 – Germany – Walther Tröger receives the EOCs' highest distinction
On the occasion of the European Olympic Committees' General Assembly held on 27-28 November 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal, Mr Walther Tröger, former Secretary General then President of the German NOC and one of the founders of this Continental Association, IOC Member for Germany, was distinguished with the EOC Order of Merit for his outstanding services to Olympic sport at the highest level.
9 April 2009 – Cameroon – NOC President distinguished
Colonel Hamad Kalkaba Malboum, President of the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee, President of the African Athletics Confederation, President of the Organization of Military Sport in Africa, was distinguished as Grand Officer in the Guinean Order of Merit, on the 9th of April 2009 in Conakry.
March 2009 – Hungary – Former NOC Secretary General Tamás Aján distinguished
In a ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament, the President of the Republic of Hungary Mr László Sólyom presented Mr Tamás Aján, former Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Hungary, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and IOC member with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic in recognition of his dedication and long standing contribution to the development of sport.
31 March 2009 – Cameroon – Former NOC Secretary General distinguished
On the occasion of the General Assembly of the NOC held on March 31, 2009, Colonel Jacques Moukori Mbappe, former Secretary General of the Cameroon National Olympic and Sports Committee, was distinguished with the title of Honorary Secretary General of the NOC.
23 February 2009 – Oman – NOC Vice-Chairman Habib Macki distinguished
Engineer Habib Macki, Vice-Chairman of the Oman Olympic Committee (OOC) was distinguished by H.M. Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Sultan of Oman, with Oman's Order of Merit, First Class for his intitiatives in the OOC's contribution towards promoting and developing the Olympic Spirit as well as realizing the lofty principles of the Olympic Movement.