YARIV OREN Of Blessed Memory

Honored: 1996
Location: Israel

Born in the agricultural village of Kfar Hadar (now Hod HaSharon), Yariv Oren served 25 years as deputy director general of Israel’s Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture and director of the Israel Sport Authority (ISA). Among his many accomplishments as ISA director, Oren created the Sport for All Association to advance an awareness of physical activity among all sectors of Israel’s population. He directed the building of 1,500 sports facilities in partnership with local authorities, established the Elite Sport Department to supervise training of Olympic athletes, created a Sports-Gifted Center, and a program for the advancement of women in sports. The onetime elite track and field athlete was Israel’s national track and field coach, chairman of the Track and Field Committee, vice president of the International Council for Health, Physical Education and Sport—Europe, and chairman of the board of the Wingate Institute.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually, honoring those individuals who have made significant contributions to the State of Israel and society through sports.

Of Blessed Memory

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