Last week United Through Sports’ work was recognised on an international stage and in front of a global audience at the 2012 Peace and Sport International Forum, held in Sochi, Russia.
Given the opportunity to take part in workshops, plenary sessions, networking and special events, Richard Bennett flew over to Russia, to represent the work he is doing for United Through Sport. United Through Sport had been shortlisted to three finalists for the ‘NGO of the Year’ Award, a sought-after category with hopefuls showcasing projects from all over the world and judged by a panel of seven experts, which included Rugby World Cup legend, Jonah Lomu and Head of Education at LOCOG, Nick Fuller.
With representatives from governments, international organisations, the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, national Olympic committees, athletes, academic institutions, business and media…
…From The Hon. Kabando Wa Kabando [Kenyan Youth and Sports Ministry] to Mr Wilfried Lemke [Under-Secretary-General, United Nations]; from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to Mr Joel Bouzou [President, Peace and Sport]…
…United Through Sport was in good company!
The final award for NGO of the Year went to I-ACT with their initiative ‘Dafur United’, a deserving winner with an initiative promoting peace through sport.
Thanks to Peace and Sport for hosting the event and for recognising the good work we are doing at United Through Sport.