Honorary President awarded USOC Olympic Torch

Jim Easton was recognised with the US Olympic Committee’s Olympic Torch Award, which recognises an individual who has positively impacted the Olympic Movement by promoting the Olympic Ideals.

Easton was World Archery President from 1989 to 2005, an IOC Vice President and a member of the board of the US Olympic Committee.

Under his leadership, the Easton Sports Development Foundation supported the development of training centres including the World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, due to open before the end of 2016.

“Jim Easton and the Easton Family are honoured by the Olympic Torch Award from the USOC,” commented Greg Easton, a serving World Archery Board Member, on behalf of Jim, reported teamusa.org.

“My father has spent his life supporting archery and the Olympic Movement and this recognition is appreciated. Archery is a sport that exemplifies the values of fair play and sportsmanship and shares these values with the Olympic Movement.”

“As one of the oldest sports in history my dad is proud of his contributions which helped keep archery in the Olympics and set a standard for other sports in terms of modernisation and transparency.”