Peace and Sport image of the year award in Monaco

Date: 22 Oct 2009


The 19th Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Awards being held in Monaco in November will also be the opportunity for sporting charity “Peace and Sport” to formerly present the 2009 winner of their Peace and Sport Image of the Year Award. This prize rewards the best image of fraternity through sport. It is awarded in partnership with SPORTEL Monaco and the news agency, Agence France-Presse. The 2009 winner is a photograph of the granddaughter of the German athlete Luz Long and the granddaughter of American champion Jesse Owens, with IAAF President Lamine Diack during the medal giving for the long jump at the 2009 Athletics World Championships in Berlin. The presence of the two young women in Berlin for this major sporting event carries on the courageous and unforgettable friendship that their grandfathers began during the 1936 Olympics. This image bears testimony to the immense power of sport to unite people over and above their differences and to be stronger than hatred, racism and extremism.

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