Order of Ikkos
The Order of Ikkos was established to recognize the coaches whose athletes medal during the Olympic Games. This medal is inspired by Ikkos, the first recorded Olympic coach in Ancient Greece. He is known for his coaching ability as he led two fellow Tarentine athletes to gold in the same event, Pentathlon. The USOC established the Order of Ikkos prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and provides the opportunity for athletes to recognize their coaches for their leadership and inspiration to achieve world-class performance.