Olympians have been given the chance to mark their achievement by putting OLY after their name.
The World Olympians Association launched the initiative, which makes the honour available to the 100,000 living Olympians.
Joel Bouzou, the WOA president and an Olympic medallist, said: 'Olympians. Register now to use your OLY letters.
Olympians may now mark their sporting achievement by putting OLY after their name
Prince Albert II receives his certificate from the president of the World Olympians Association
Just like PhD or other post-nominal designations, you as an Olympian can now use the letters OLY after your name to recognise the years of hard work, dedication, and perseverance it took to become an Olympian.'
Olympians may also register for a free @olympian.org email address.
One former Olympian told Sportsmail he was thrilled to receive his certificate.
'Obviously the Olympic image has been damaged by the recent scandals, but there are still an awful lot of athletes out there who should remain proud of what they achieved,' he said.
Chinese IOC Member Yang Yang poses proudly with her OLY certificate