|Awarded for||given to top eight finishers in Olympic Sports|
|Presented by||International Olympic Committee|
An Olympic diploma is a paper certificate awarded to the top eight finishers in competitions at the Olympic Games. While the top three finishers have received medals since the 1896 Olympics, in 1949 diplomas for athletes placing fourth, fifth, and sixth were established, and in 1981 diplomas for seventh- and eighth-place finishers were added.
The diploma is inscribed and signed by
An athlete who receives a diploma and is subsequently sanctioned for violations of the IOC Code of Ethics, the [[World
, must be approved by the IOC.Olympic medals The design of the diploma, as with the design of the