PEACE AND SPORT creates a GRAND PRIX for the best sport fraternity image of the year

Date: 01 Feb 2008


In October, SPORTELMonaco and PEACE AND SPORT, an international organisation promoting peace through sport, launched the Peace and Sport Grand Prix for the best sports photography of the year, rewarding annually the best image featuring fraternization through sport.

Members of the Peace and Sport Foundation selected The Winner of the Peace and Sport Grand Prix 2008 on Monday 21 October during the Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Awards for the best slow-motion sequences of the year.

The prize to be awarded jointly by Jo√´l Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, and David Tomatis, Chief Executive Officer of SPORTEL during the Gala Evening at the “International Forum Peace and Sport” on the 4th of December, in Monaco. This major event will take place under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in the presence of over 150 decision-makers from the worlds of politics, sport, business and civil society.

Jo√´l Bouzou declared: “SPORTELMonaco is the most important international meeting for sport, television and new media. We are extremely proud that it has joined our initiative to promote peace through sport across the world. This award will create a competition that will encourage the media to focus more on this essential dimension of sport: i.e. bringing together individuals and communities, promoting fraternity and respect.”

David Tomatis added: “I would like to thank Peace and Sport for trusting in SPORTEL for the collaboration in such a prestigious award. I am confident that the projects developed emphasizing on human values which only sport can gather will raise the awareness of SPORTEL’s economic actors.”


“Peace and Sport Organisation pour la Paix et le Sport” is an international organisation based in Monaco, created under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.

“Peace and Sport’s” objective is to bring the structuring values of sport to the heart of communities and individuals in crisis throughout the world. Undertaking projects in areas suffering the consequences of armed conflict, areas of extreme poverty or in lacking social cohesion, “Peace and Sport” makes sport a vehicle for tolerance, harmony, respect, sharing, citizenship and self-achievement, at the service of Sustainable Peace.

Supported by governments, world sport governance bodies, international organisations, private international corporations and international sports champions belonging the World Olympians Association, “Peace and Sport Organisation pour la Paix et le Sport, creates synergies between various actors to successfully carry out two major types of activity:
1)Organising an annual International Forum
2)Implementing Locally-Based Projects: concrete projects in areas in crisis throughout the world.

“Peace and Sport” has interventions in Cote d’Ivoire, Burundi, in the Great Lakes Region in Africa, in Timor Leste and is planning interventions in Israel-Palestine, Colombia and Haiti in the near future.

About SPORTELMonaco

SPORTELMonaco 2008, the international rendezvous for Sport, Television and New Media, brings the following to Monaco over a 4-day period:
• An International Market of sports programmes for television and new media
• The Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Awards – an international competition that rewards the best sports videos of the year
• An international symposium that regroups 2 conferences
• Meetings and Round Tables
• A Prize for Best Illustrated Sports Book.

SPORTELMonaco 2007: 2,360 Participants, 977 Companies, 79 Countries

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