Peace and Sport, L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport’ launched the Champions for Peace club in 2009 in order to offer athletes a shared structure for action and expression to promote sports projects at the service of peace and so increase the impact of their engagement.
"Sports men and women are the best ambassadors to transmit the culture and values of sport. The Champions for Peace club distinguishes these outstanding champions who rally around one shared objective: peace building. It’s with great pride that our organization motivates this group of athletes who on a daily basis engage to help the peace through sport movement" said Joel Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport.
A source of inspiration and motivation for young generations, Champions for Peace show that sport goes well beyond performance to play a genuine role at the service of society. The organization is proud to welcome three new Champions for Peace:
Felipe Massa: The Brazilian Formula One legend, World runner-up in 2008 and winner of 11 Grand Prix, has joined Peace and Sport’s initiative, particularly focusing on developing a new peace through sport program in Brazil.
Aya Medany: The first female Egyptian World Champion of Modern Pentathlon, Aya encourages women to take up physical exercise in a country where sport is considered a distraction for them.
Muriel Hurtis: National, European, and World Champion, recently retired from athletics, Muriel wants to give back to society all that sport has given her. She’s made a commitment to help the peace through sport movement: she will participate in the launch of 'I Move for Peace', Peace and Sport's new fundraising program.
These three new Champions for Peace have added their commitment to a prestigious club of over 80 athletes who are personally implicated in supporting Peace and Sport, including Novak Djokovic, Chris Froome, Paula Radcliffe, Sergey Bubka and Sébastien Loeb.
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