All the Athletes Who Have Been Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

5 years ago
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is America’s highest civilian honor. It was established in 1963 by JFK, the first batch of recipients received the award following his death.

“It is awarded by the President of the United States to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the security or national interests of America to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

Here’s a rundown of the 33 athletes who have been awarded over the years.