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Our Champion for Peace

BALLA DIÈYE

Aware that sport is a tool for dialogue and social cohesion, I wish to contribute to the peace-through-sport movement. Throughout my sporting career, I have learned the sporting values : respect, sharing, discipline and emotional healing. I therefore want to participate in educational projects to convey these values through sport.


Balla Dièye is a Senegalese taekwondo player who won the French-Speakiing Championships, the African Championships and two bronze medals at the World Championships.
Representing his country at the Olympic Games in 2016, he is convinced that the values of sport can contribute to establish peace.
For this reason, he works with the Senegalese NOC and French and African sports governing bodies to develop sport in West Africa.
In 2017, he was key to the success of the first Caravan for Peace, organized by Marlène Harnois in collaboration with other Champions for Peace and Peace and Sport.
He has been a committed Champion for Peace since 2018, and notably spoke in Casamance in Southern Senegal a few days after the terrorist attacks..

age

38

Country

SENEGAL

sport

TAEKWONDO

Achievements

OLYMPIAN
BRONZE MEDAL AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
AFRICAN CHAMPION

CARAVAN FOR PEACE

The Caravan for Peace traveled for 3 days across Senegal.

Led by Taekwondo Olympic Champion and Champion for Peace, Marlene Harnois, the Caravan for Peace met children, families and associations to promote the values ​​of solidarity through sport, to inspire youth and provide support to areas affected by precariousness.

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