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  • Vyacheslav Fetisov
    Vyatcheslav Fetisov was designated UNESCO Champion for Sport 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 and his valuable support to the Organization’s ideals and objectives.

    Mr Fetisov - twice Olympic ice hockey champion, seven times world champion, and ten times European champion – has been an active promoter of sport and physical education among young people living in difficult conditions, advocating the inclusion of sport as an integral part of education and training.

    Born in 1958, Mr Fetisov played in the Soviet Union’s National Team from 1975 to 1989, then he became a National Hockey League (USA) player for the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings, until 1998. He received the highest distinction in professional hockey, the Stanley Cup, three times between 1998 and 2002, when he coached the New Jersey Devils. In 2002, Mr Fetisov was the director and coach of Russia’s Olympic ice hockey team. Currently, he heads the Russian Federal Agency for Sport, Physical Education and Tourism.
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    Vyacheslav Fetisov, Vladimir Spivakov, and the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe contribute to the Stand Up, Speak Out Against Poverty Campaign
    MDG-Campaign-tn.jpgUNESCO Champion for Sport Mr Vyacheslav Fetisov, and UNESCO Artists for Peace Mr Vladimir Spivakov and the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe, contributed to the United Nations “Stand Up, Speak Out Against Poverty” campaign. More

    First Conference of States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport: Vyacheslav Fetisov elected Chairman – Justine Henin delivers video message
    Fetisov-2007_tn.jpgThe first session of the Conference of States Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport was convened by the Director-General from 5 to 7 February 2007 at the Organization’s Headquarters. It brought together the 41 States that ratified the Convention by 31 December 2006 and took place just a few days after its entry into force, on 1 February 2007. More

    Vyacheslav Fetisov named UNESCO Champion for Sport
    fetisov-tumb.jpgRussian ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov was named UNESCO Champion for Sport by UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro 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”. More


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