FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to sport by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year Honours List for 2018.
The Honours List recognises the achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. It consists of knights and dames, appointments to the Order of the British Empire and gallantry awards to servicemen and women, and civilians.
Recipients collect their awards from The Queen or another Member of the Royal Family at an Investiture ceremony.
The award acknowledges Sarah Lewis’ work as Secretary General of the International Ski Federation since 2000, and her leading role in winter sports and the Olympic Movement.
Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Lewis said: "It is an honour not only for myself but for the work we are doing at FIS to be recognised with such a prestigious award as an OBE. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to work in sport and at the International Ski Federation, with so many dedicated professionals and volunteers who share the important values of sport and the positive role it plays in life, who I would like to thank with all sincerity. The message received through this humbling achievement is to further inspire my commitment to our ambitious work at FIS to be the best possible sports organisation."
Ms Sarah LEWIS | Order of the British Empire https://t.co/0yBEipxS6f— Sarah Lewis FIS (@sarahlewisFIS) 30. Dezember 2017
I would like to express sincerest appreciation for the opportunity to work in Sport and live and share it's great life values. Happy New Year with successful #Pyeongchang2018 Games and medals @TeamGB @TeamBSS