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Launch of the ''Champions for Peace'' Club

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Launch of the ''Champions for Peace'' Club

The Opening Ceremony of the 3rd Peace and Sport International Forum was distinguished by the launch of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of 37 famous sportspeople committed to serving peace in the world through sport.

Champions for Peace represent 23 nationalities from all 5 continents in the world, comprising 24 Olympic and non-Olympic sports disciplines. Collectively, these heroes of podium between them have no less than 47 world championship titles, 20 Olympic titles and nearly 100 national and regional titles.  

An unequalled success record to promote sport as a vector for peace to the general public and decision-makers from all over the world! Champions for Peace share a common desire: to contribute, actively or symbolically, to a culture of peace throughout the world using sport. 

This Champions’ club is an initiative from “Peace and Sport, l’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport”, founded by World Champion and Olympic Medallist in Modern Pentathlon, Joël Bouzou. 

As part of their commitment as Champions for Peace, these great sports people will support Peace and Sport’s actions as well as members of the Peace and Sport networking platform. They will speak at official events to defend the cause of peace through sport and get involved in field actions for peace-building.

They will meet youngsters who live in extremely disadvantaged circumstances, for whom they are role models and provide a source of inspiration; they will help to train coaches in the field; they will actively raise awareness amongst decision-makers and potential investors.

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Valérie Amant

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 23:00

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