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The Permanent Mission of Monaco to the UN was invited to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on Monday, April 9, in the presence of many personalities.
Representatives of the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee, athletes, including former NBA champion Dikembe Mutombo, as well as members of civil society took part in this event by sharing their experiences and their vision of sport for development and peace.
Sport as a means of reducing inequalities and promoting the empowerment of women and girls was highlighted by Benita Mosley, gold medalist at the 1984 Olympics and now CEO of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, as well as by different personalities in the sports world.
The marathon runner Tegla Loroupe expressed her gratitude and gratitude to HSH the Sovereign Prince for the visit of his foundation to Kenya in 2009. Finally, Tahl Leibovitz, multiple Paralympic champion in table tennis, expressed his commitment and Peter Nelson of HBO Sport and Jordan Metzl, specialist in sports medicine, highlighted the importance of sport in helping bring about cohesion in communities.
The Roca Team came out swinging and never stopped in their Wednesday night Euro Cup 7 Top 16 match against Nanterre, beating their opponent 93 to 65.
Talks will be held next week to decide the fate of this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament as France raises concerns about the potential spread of the new UK variant of the Covid virus.
The Red and Whites secured a huge 3 to 0 victory over SCO Angers, catapulting them into a solid fourth place in Ligue 1 and putting a rare smile on Coach Niko Kovac’s face.
The Roca team’s Coupe de France hopes were shattered on Saturday with their 76 to 83 loss against Orleans Loiret at the Palais du Sport in Orleans.
As Monaco Life reported earlier this month, a world first sporting event will take place in Monaco on June 4, thanks to an initiative by Princess Charlene. The Riviera Water Bike Challenge is the first relay race of its kind on water, covering 21 kilometers between Nice and Monaco using Schiller S1 water bikes.
The charity challenge is in support of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, and all funds raised, between a gala dinner tonight at the Monaco Yacht Club and by the first edition of the Riviera Water Bike Challenge in June, will help finance the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation’s project in Burkina Faso.
At this evening's gala fundraiser, under the High Patronage of Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene, there will be two auctions. First, guests will have the opportunity to bid for a place on a specific team to compete in the Riviera Water Bike Challenge. In total there will be 10 teams, each made up of 2 celebrity sports personalities and 2 amateurs.
In addition to auctioning off spots in the race to the highest bidder, there will be a Riviera Water Bike Challenge Live Auction comprising 8 Lots:
As the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation points out, the Riviera Water Bike Challenge "fits the philosophy and values" of the charitable association: "team spirit, self-respect and respect of others, discipline and appreciation of hard work.
"The choice of a relay race is of utmost importance as it is the embodiment of mutual aid and teamwork."
Article first published March 24, 2017.