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  • Vyacheslav Fetisov named UNESCO Champion for Sport

    26-05-2004 10:00 am Russian ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov was named UNESCO Champion for Sport by UNESCO Director-General Ko´chiro Matsuura in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 May 2004 “in recognition of his outstanding achievements in sport and his exemplary efforts to promote the values of physical education and sports with a view to building a better future for younger generations”.Fetisov-200.jpg

    During his career Mr Fetisov was decorated with numerous prestigious sport titles: twice Olympic champion, 7 times World Champion and 10 times European Champion. Vyacheslav Fetisov currently heads the Russian Federation’s Federal Agency for Sport, Physical Education and Tourism. He will lend his support to the progammes of UNESCO and those of the United Nations within the framework of the International Year for Sport and Physical Education in 2005.

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