The Winners

  • Grand Prix for the Peace and Sport Image of the Year
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The United Nations representative for India Hardeep Singh Puri, Rohan Bopanna from India, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi from Pakistan, and the United Nations representative for Pakistan Abdullah H. Haroon.
Copyright: Jay Mandal

This Award was given to Rohan Bopanna from India and Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi from Pakistan - two tennis players who have succeeded in bringing political authorities from their respective countries closer together through their personal commitment.

During several events of the ATP World Tour 2010 they appeared in warm-up gear with the slogan “Stop War, Start Tennis” to publicize their belief that friendship between India and Pakistan is possible.

During the final of the US Open, the United Nations Ambassadors for both countries joined Indian and Pakistani fans in the crowd supporting both players.



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  • Award for the Best Peace Project from an International Sports Federation

Two joint winners were chosen:

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IFNA (International Federation of Netball Associations) with its 'Goal' program

Using a ‘social inclusion through sport' model, Goal uses Netball as a means of empowering young women. The program brings Netball into play when teaching everyday skills that can transform the lives of young disadvantaged girls in India, both on and off the playing field.

 

link http://www.netball.org

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FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) for its ‘Football for Hope' initiative.

Football for Hope uses the unique appeal and core values of football to contribute to programs around the world focusing on subjects as diverse as education, health, peace-building and reconciliation.

 

link http://www.fifa.com

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  • Award for the Sports Event for Peace of the Year

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Rumble in Cartagena(organized by Arcangeles)

‘Rumble In Cartagena’ was a wheelchair rugby event organized to coincide with the Summit on a Mine-Free World. It is part of the Maximus Project, designed by the Arcangeles organization to bring peace through sports in the developing world.

 

 link http://www.fundacionarcangeles.org/

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  • Award for the Sports Non-Governmental Organization of the Year

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The Peres Center for Peace

The Peres Center conducts dozens of projects which foster socio-economic cooperation and cross-border, people-to-people interaction between Palestinians and Israelis in a wide range of fields. Its activities provide one of the only opportunities for Palestinians and Israelis to meet each other.

 

link http://www.peres-center.org

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  • Award for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year

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PUMA.Peace

The PUMA.Peace initiative is involved in thousands of charity football matches globally, peace-promotion documentary films, music concerts, sports equipment donations, peace awards, support from high-profile PUMA athletes peace endorsements, conflict resolution and peace education, plus massive international PR and marketing campaigns to raise awareness about the role sport plays in the peace process.

 

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  • Special Jury Prize (new in 2010)

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"Out of the Ashes" by Shabash Production

“Out of the Ashes” is a film that follows the rise of the Afghan cricket team from refugee camps in Pakistan to the Cricket World Cup. In a country that frequently makes the headlines for war and terrorism, this story reflects the power of sport to unite a country.

 

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