Peace and Sport Awards

Created in 2008, the annual Peace and Sport Awards reward organizations and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to peace, dialogue and social stability in the world through sport.

From specific field programs to global initiatives, the winners have led projects that are symbolic of sport’s capacity to reconcile divided or opposed communities. They are an inspiration to other stakeholders for what sport can achieve on the global stage.

This year the ceremony of Peace and Sport Awards will be held in Monaco Thursday 7th of December, as part of the evening of Peace and Sport International Forum Gala.

On this occasion eleven awards will be granted to exceptional initiatives promoting peace through sport! Champions for Peace and the Jury will respectively be in charge of selecting the winners of the “In memory of Guo Chan: coup de Coeur by Champions for Peace” and “Special Jury Prize” Awards.

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2017
Diplomatic Action of the Year

Diplomatic Action of the Year rewards a stakeholder who took significant steps forward in diplomacy through sport.

Champion of the Year

Champion of the Year rewards an international athlete who has led a significant sport initiative towards peaceful change.

Event of the Year

Event of the Year rewards a sport event that successfully promotes a message of peace and illustrates its ability to bring communities together.

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year rewards a company that has demonstrated its commitment to benefit society through sport and use its assets and experience to promote peace and social awareness.

APRIL 6 INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

April 6 Initiative of the Year rewards individuals and organizations who have contributed to the celebration of April 6, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, through a #WhiteCard initiative or an event raising awareness on the use of sport as a tool for development and peace.

Federation of the Year

Federation of the Year rewards a national or international sport federation developing a program which contributes to the development of social integration and peace through sport.

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year rewards an NGO which has demonstrated its capacity to use sport as a tool for peace education and to involve local stakeholders.

"Sport Simple" Program of the Year

“Sport Simple” Program of the Year rewards a program which uses sport as a tool for peace, applying simplified rules that are adjusted to the specific technical level of participants and/or environment of implementation, and using sport equipment created from local or recycled material.

Foundation of the Year

Foundation of the Year rewards a foundation (endowment funds or an institution established and supported by an endowment) leading a compelling initiative that promotes peace and social awareness by using sport as a tool.

THE WINNERS
OF THE PEACE AND SPORT AWARDS

Awards 2008

Diplomatic Action of the Year
ARMEN GRIGORIAN ET MAHMUT ZGENER

Event of the Year
RALLY IRELAND

Federation of the Year
INTERNATIONAL JUDO FEDERATION

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year
LES ENFANTS DE BIEMASSY (become Serge Betsen Academy)

Awards 2009

Diplomatic Action of the Year
LAMINE DIACK

Event of the Year
LAIKIPIA HIGHLANDS GAMES IN KENYA

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year
BARCLAYS

Federation of the Year
INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION (ITTF)

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year
SKATEISTAN

Awards 2010

Diplomatic action of the year
ROHAN BOPANNA&AISAM-UL-HAQ QURESHI

Event of the year
RUMBLE CARTAGENA

CSR Initiative of the year
PUMA.PEACE

Special Jury Prize
OUT OF THE ASHES

Federation of the year
“GOAL PROGRAM” IFNA&“FOOTBALL FOR HOPE” FIFA

NGO of the year
PERES CENTER

Awards 2011

Diplomatic action of the year
SKATEISTAN

Champion of the year
GUSTAVO KUERTEN

Event of the year
L’EAST AFRICA CUP

CSR Initiative of the year
CLUB MED FOUNDATION

Special Jury Prize
SCORETHEGOALS

Federation of the year
L’IAAF

NGO of the year
PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL (PPI)

Awards 2012

Diplomatic action of the year
ERICK BARRONDO

Champion of the year
PAU GASOL

Event of the year
DILI, CITY OF PEACE

CSR initiative of the year
MEGAFON LE CHAMPIONNAT

Special Jury Prize
“LES REBELLES DU FOOT”

Federation of the year
IIHF -FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE HOCKEY SUR GLACE

NGO of the year
DARFUR UNITED

Awards 2013

Diplomatic action of the year
UN JOUR POUR LA PAIX PAR LA SPORT

Champion of the year
SEBASTIEN BOUCHE

Event of the year
ENCUENTRO SOCIOCULTURAL DE PUEBLOS ORIGINARIOS

CSR Initiative of the year
FERRERO FRANCE

Special Jury Prize
SPORT 4 PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

Federation of the year
OCEANIA FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION

NGO of the year
PLAY 31

“Sport Simple” program of the year
N’TOLA SARAMA ASSOCIATION

Awards 2015

Diplomatic Action of the Year
INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

Champion of the Year
ROBERT YOUNG

Event of the Year
RUN FOR PEACE

Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year
INTER CAMPUS

Special Jury Prize of the Year
WARRIORS FILM

Federation of the Year
FIJI VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION

Non-Governmental Organisation of the Year
SCHOOLS FOR HOPE

“Sport simple” Program of the Year
BRITISH COUNCIL PAKISTAN

Foundation of the Year
UEFA FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN

Awards 2016

Diplomatic Action of the Year
THE FOUR CORNERS – INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION

Champion of the Year
FLAVIO CANTO

Event of the Year
HOMELESS WORLD CUP

Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year
MOBY GROUP

Special Jury Prize
REFUGEE ATHLETES PROJECT – AISTS

Federation of the Year
WORLD TAEKWONDO FEDERATION

NGO of the Year
RIGHT TO MOVEMENT

“Sport Simple” Program of the Year
KOREA REFUGEE PROJECT

Foundation of the Year
RIGHT TO DREAM FOUNDATION

April6 Initiative of the Year
INTERNATIONAL TABLE TENNIS FEDERATION