Honored: 2002
Location: Netanya, Isreal

Uri Afek has been a major presence in Israeli sports for more than thirty years, serving as Director-General of the Israel Olympic Committee and Israeli Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games of 1984, 1988 and 1992.

Afek has been a member of the Board of Directors of Wingate Institute in Netanya, the Track and Field Athletic Center at Tel Aviv’s Hadar Yosef, and the Olympic Shooting Range in Herzliya. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Zinman College at Wingate and the "Elite Sports Center at Tel-Aviv University.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Afek was the Israel-USA liaison officer to Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel, and headed the delegation to the 13th and 14th Hapoel Games as well as the 12th, 13th and 14th Maccabiah Games.

During his distinguished career, Afek has been a national volleyball coach, an international volleyball referee, and author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on volleyball, sport training, coaching and physical education.

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