Our Champion for Peace

Nouria Benida-Merah

Sport is peace : we respect the same rules no matter where we come from and once we have crossed the finish line, our opponents become friends for life.


Olympic Champion of the 1,500m in the Sydney Games in 2000, Nouri fights on a daily basis for the rights of women in her country and serves on the Algerian National Olympic and Sports Committee. She is the ambassador for an all-women’s race in Alger and she’s also a member of the Algerian Olympic Committee.

age

49

pays

Algérie

sport

Athletics - MIDDLE DISTANCE

palmares

Olympic Champion

ALGIERS APRIL6 EVENT

Champion For Peace Nouria Benida-Merah visited a school in Algiers to share her experience as a woman and high-level athlete. She also organized a drawing contest with the children and a #WhiteCard photo closed the day!