22/10/2019 - 15:07

Peace and Sport Awards nominees revealed after unprecedented number of applications

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.

Joël Bouzou, President and Founder of Peace and Sport, said:
“This year, we received an unprecedented number of applications for the Peace and Sport Awards, showing increasing involvement in the peace-through-sport movement. Winning this award goes way beyond winning a trophy. Winners 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 on Thursday 12th of December, as part of the evening of the Peace and Sport International Forum. On this occasion, nine awards will be granted by the jury members to exceptional initiatives promoting peace-through-sport. Champions for Peace together with the Jury will respectively be in charge of selecting the winners of the “Champions of the year”* and “Special Jury Prize” Awards. The “April 6 Initiative of the year” will be open for vote on social media.

You can find below the list of the shortlisted nominees for the 2019 Peace and Sport Awards:

Sport Organization of the year:

  • Saint-Omer Cricket Club Stars [SOCCS]
  • German Olympic Confederation [DOSB]
  • National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark [DIF]

CSR Initiative of the year:

  • Marylebone Cricket Club [MCC]
  • The Skateroom
  • Danone

NGO of the year:

  • Global Outreach and Love of Soccer [GOALS]
  • SkatePal
  • Fundación Selección Colombia

Development-and-Peace-through-Sport Program of the year:

  • International Olympic Truce Center
  • National Rugby League
  • Naandi Foundation

April6 Initiative of the year (Voted Online – opening soon):

  • Associazione Sport e Società: Progetto Filippide
  • Deporte para el Desarrollo
  • Croatian United Nations Association
  • Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia
  • The American College of Greece – Deree
  • Alliance for Middle-East Peace [ALLMEP]
  • National Olympic Committee Pakistan
  • Fédération Internationale de Teqball [FITEQ]

Diplomatic Action of the year:

  • Youth Environment Service [YES]
  • The National Olympic Committee of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the two cities of Sarajevo and East Sarajevo
  • World Taekwondo [WT]

Innovative Action of the year:

  • Fundación Olimpica Guatemalteca
  • America SCORES
  • Belgium Play4Peace

Special Jury Prize:

  • FC Barcelona Foundation
  • Football Federation Australia [FFA]
  • Hong Kong All Blacks FC

* The “Champion of the year” nominees will be announced shortly.

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