Kraków marks Polish Olympic Committee centenary

The ceremony, which drew numerous sport activists and known sportsmen, took place in the city's prestigious Hotel Francuski, where the Polish Olympic Committee was founded on October 12 1919. Jacek Bednarczyk/PAP

The 100th foundation anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee was celebrated on Saturday in Kraków, south Poland, with a ceremonial renewal of the founding act.

The ceremony, which drew numerous sport activists and known sportsmen, took place in the city's prestigious Hotel Francuski, where the Polish Olympic Committee was founded on October 12 1919.

In his address at the ceremony, Polish Olympic Committee chairman Andrzej Kraśnicki said the Olympic idea "remained unchanged despite changing circumstances," and assured that the committee planned to continue standing guard of traditional Olympic values like perfection, friendship, fair play and tolerance.

Kraśnicki also laid flowers under a memorial plaque commemorating the committee's foundation.