Our Champion for Peace

Pascal Gentil

The most important is the athlete’s commitment. They have to give back to the society what sport gave them.


Captain of the French national Taekwondo team and double Olympic medallist, Pascal Gentil enjoys immense popularity. He’s now using this popularity to put his sport at the service of others: a member of the International Taekwondo Federation’s Athletes Commission, he introduces young refugees to the practice of Taekwondo

age

45

pays

France

sport

Taekwondo

palmares

Double Olympic Medalist
Triple World Champion

14/08/2017

Bujumbura, Burundi

Friendship Games 2017

The 8th edition of the Friendship Games, organised by Peace and Sport in partnership with the National Olympic Committee of Burundi, concluded after a weekend full of sport, learning and intercultural dialogue in  Bujumbura, Burundi last week.

The event brought together 200 children from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to celebrate the role sport can play in initiating social change.  Nine International Federations joined Champions for Peace, French Paralympian Jean Baptiste Alaize, taekwondo star  Pascal Gentil, and former French National Rugby Team captain  Jean-François Tordo to help encourage better inter-cultural dialogue in the Great Lakes region.

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