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XMan
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Justine Hénin-Hardenne appointed UNESCO Champion for Sport ("][/email][email=")

27-06-2006 6:00 am The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today appointed tennis player Justine Hénin-Hardenne, of the French Community of Belgium, a UNESCO Champion for Sport, entrusting her with a special mission to promote the fight against doping in sport. Announcing the appointment, Mr Matsuura spoke of Justine Hénin-Hardenne’s personality and paid tribute to “her strength of character and her commitment to excellence, fair-play and integrity. It is these attributes,” he continued, “and her ability to inspire young people that will help UNESCO to educate tomorrow’s athletes about ethics in sport and spread the anti-doping message. With this appointment, the first of a woman UNESCO Champion for Sport, I am convinced that public attention and support for our campaign against doping in sport will be significantly bolstered,” he added.

A three-time winner of the French Open over four years – including this year’s tournament which ended just a few days ago – Justine Hénin-Hardenne has won 24 titles to date, including the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and a Gold Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic games. She turned professional in 1999 and is currently ranked number three by the Women’s Tennis Association.

Wishing Ms Hénin-Hardenne success at Wimbledon where she is now playing, Mr Matsuura announced that an official ceremony for her appointment will be organized at a later date.

Ms Hénin-Hardenne joins the ranks of other UNESCO Champions for Sport: Ukrainian pole-vaulter Serhiy Bubka, French judo champion David Douillet, Russian ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov, and German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher. Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento – King Pelé – has been UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1994.

Shenanigans
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Congrats to her.

rottweily
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:25 PM
Swallow that Lei !

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:34 PM
“her strength of character and her commitment to excellence, fair-play and integrity. It is these attributes,” he continued, “and her ability to inspire young people that will help UNESCO to educate tomorrow’s athletes about ethics in sport and spread the anti-doping message. With this appointment, the first of a woman UNESCO Champion for Sport, I am convinced that public attention and support for our campaign against doping in sport will be significantly bolstered,” he added.

Ms Hénin-Hardenne joins the ranks of other UNESCO Champions for Sport: Ukrainian pole-vaulter Serhiy Bubka, French judo champion David Douillet, Russian ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov, and German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher. Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento – King Pelé – has been UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1994.

:hearts:
What a great honour! :D :worship:

Martian Jeza
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:38 PM
They are completly crazy ! Why should she deserve such prize with her constant selfish and full of herselve behaviours ? This is for me a big mystery...

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:38 PM
We need to send these news to ESPN commentators. ;)

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:38 PM
First woman too, wow :hearts:

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:39 PM
She held a gun against their heads, this is a part of her plan to 'save her image'.

bis2806
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:40 PM
Nice Justine :) I worked with UNESCO for a while. Good for her!

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:40 PM
First woman too, wow :hearts:

Yes! Amazing! :D

I can't see what Martian wrote, but I bet he's delighted. ;)

MH0861
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Yes! Amazing! :D

I can't see what Martian wrote, but I bet he's delighted. ;)

:haha:

Congrats, Justine!

treufreund
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:45 PM
WOW. WONDERFUL HONOR FOR MY BABY!!! ALLEZ JUJU !!!! :hearts:

pla
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:47 PM
What a great honour and recognition for her indeed.

Fantastic :D

faste5683
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:50 PM
'course, she was so loaded on cheap gin and vodka that she promptly asked "who in zee hell is UNESCO, again please"?:tape:

:wavey:

faste5683
Jun 26th, 2006, 08:53 PM
This is for me a big mystery...

:lol:

I'll bet your life is filled with big mysteries...

:wavey:

Martian Jeza
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:06 PM
Note to the other tennis players of the wta : Yell " allez " many times if your opponent make mistakes, quit a GS final with a wannabe stomachache, Always complain about your poor childhood, Using a lot of excuses if you lose a match ( " Oh, I'm ill " ; " Oh, I suddenly am injured " and so on ), Cheat on some matches, be close minded, selfish and arrogant as hell with undermining your opponents, have a depressed face on courts and you get praises and recognitions.. The world goes wrong... :tape:

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:15 PM
Note to the other tennis players of the wta : Yell " allez " many times if your opponent make mistakes, quit a GS final with a wannabe stomachache, Always complain about your poor childhood, Using a lot of excuses if you lose a match ( " Oh, I'm ill " ; " Oh, I suddenly am injured " and so on ), Cheat on some matches, be close minded, selfish and arrogant as hell with undermining your opponents, have a depressed face on courts and you get praises and recognitions.. The world goes wrong... :tape:

Damn, forgot that one. So that's why I didn't get the recognition :(

Lady
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Nora, don't quote him, please!!!

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Nora, don't quote him, please!!!

But youll be missing out on all the fun ;)



I won't do it anymore :angel:

Martian Jeza
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Nora, don't quote him, please!!!

I'm sorry for you I'm not a JHH ass-kisser and I'm not afraid of the JHH fanbase ! Now, JHH fans will be more full of themselves if they weren't enough...

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:20 PM
MJ she can't see your posts so why quote on her :scratch:

Martian Jeza
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:22 PM
MJ she can't see your posts so why quote on her :scratch:

Wow, I'm on her ignore list, what an honour... :worship:

Allez-H
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Woops I guess you didn't understood the previous post than :tape:

xulilixu
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Wow, Justine, congrats!

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:30 PM
Swallow that Lei !

:haha: :haha: :yeah:

Martian Jeza
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:31 PM
Woops I guess you didn't understood the previous post than :tape:

Nope because I never use the ignore function : I'm not a coward, you know :devil:

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:38 PM
We need to send these news to ESPN commentators. ;)

:lol: :lol:

I'M SO PROUD OF JUSTINE, SHE IS THE ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL, HENCE WHY THEY HAVE CHOSEN HER! :angel: :hearts: :hearts: :drool:

:worship: :worship:

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:39 PM
Yes! Amazing! :D

I can't see what Martian wrote, but I bet he's delighted. ;)

Yup .... he's overjoyed and very happy for her! :lol: :lol:

auntie janie
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:40 PM
:dance: Ju

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:42 PM
MJ she can't see your posts so why quote on her :scratch:

Because he is a :retard: that's why? :haha: :haha:

Oh and very jealous of course! :devil:

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:44 PM
Wow, I'm on her ignore list, what an honour... :worship:

I think you are on most people's ignore list ... except mine and Allez-H2 ;)

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ

thrust
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Good for Justine! It goes to show that when people are rational and look a situations and people objectively, Justine is seen as not only an outstanding tennis player but an outstanding human being as well. Now Justine, win Wimbledon!

The Crow
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:49 PM
:worship: :worship:

*being full of himself*

XMan
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Source of the press release:
http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=33425&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

I'm glad for her. She earns it. She inspires others and will undoubtly continue to so for many more years.

Abizack
Jun 26th, 2006, 09:56 PM
They are completly crazy ! Why should she deserve such prize with her constant selfish and full of herselve behaviours ? This is for me a big mystery...

politics?

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:11 PM
politics?

What politics? Please explain! :confused: :devil:

saki
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:34 PM
politics?

Belgium wants to return to its fearsome days like in Asterix and take over the world :devil:

Tennislover26
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:07 PM
a great honour for a great woman :worship:

felipe2004
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:24 PM
How nice! :hearts: :worship: :worship: But I don't really like the King Pelé :p

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:31 PM
We need to send these news to ESPN commentators. ;)

:spit:

Bounty Hunter
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:33 PM
entrusting her with a special mission to promote the fight against doping in sport.

:tape: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Justine Fan
Jun 26th, 2006, 11:47 PM
:tape: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's funny coming from a Serena Williams fan! :lol: :lol: :tape:

lucashg
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:06 AM
Justine :worship:
What a great honor for her, for tennis and sports in general. Congrats, Justine! :D

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:15 AM
Wow- superb news. Justine's reputation as a pure sports person is actually what is considered her image outside of ESPN/and some American/Aussie media.

Obviously rational thinking w/out looking silly things - Justine comes out ahead.




Congrats!

moby
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:32 AM
Clearly, Mr Matsuura doesn't read this board. ;)
Congrats Justine!

DragonFlame
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:33 AM
100% deserved :)

Junex
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:35 AM
I think you are on most people's ignore list ... except mine and Allez-H2 ;)

ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ



and mine too...oh...i forgot i never had anyone on ignore!.... :lol:


Like AllezH2 said, its fun to read from these people the lies, fabrication, envy and crap-spewing knowing at the end they would eat it again!

WTAworld is no-fun if you use the ignore function too often!!! :devil:


on the topic:


BRAVO JUstine!!! Allez and I am so proud of you my #1 and Super Fave forever!!!!!!!

Junex
Jun 27th, 2006, 12:38 AM
:tape: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Yeah, its a cover-up don't you think?.... :rolleyes: :tape:

Greenout
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:12 AM
But what she really wants is an ESPY! :tape: ;)

harloo
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:22 AM
:haha: Their must of been Justine stans on the selection panel.

Apoleb
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:41 AM
Justine Hénin-Hardenne appointed UNESCO Champion for Sport ("][/email][email=")

27-06-2006 6:00 am her commitment to excellence, fair-play and integrity. It is these attributes,” he continued, “and her ability to inspire young people that will help UNESCO to educate tomorrow’s athletes about ethics in sport .


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I'm a Justine fan but I couldn't resist laughing at the irony of this.

:haha:

loppy
Jun 27th, 2006, 01:43 AM
This is awesome! :yeah:

First female sports champion of UNESCO - What an honour! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Martian Jeza
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:02 AM
It there was a tennis woman to deserve such honour it should have been Monica Seles, no one else !

Mother_Marjorie
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:14 AM
Yes! Amazing! :D

I can't see what Martian wrote, but I bet he's delighted. ;)

Yeah, its probably best you have the freak on ignore.

Mother_Marjorie
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:15 AM
That's funny coming from a Serena Williams fan! :lol: :lol: :tape:

:tape: :tape: :tape: :tape:

treufreund
Jun 27th, 2006, 02:37 AM
It's too bad how some posters just don't understand that Justine's humanitarian efforts and her professionalism and compassion for people suffering plus her drive and zeal for a life lived with intensity just FAR OUTWEIGH such petty complaints listed above (which, btw, are situations where there is more than one side to the story which seems to be so conveniently ignored by the haters :rolleyes: )

Lady
Jun 27th, 2006, 05:48 AM
I'm a Justine fan but I couldn't resist laughing at the irony of this.

:haha:

I had a great laugh about that too, simply of how it's 100% opposite of what GM (and ESPN) believes in. :) :lol:

ZeroSOFInfinity
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:21 AM
Wow... congrats Justine!!! ;)

And where are the haters? It's so quiet here.... Bring it on, haters!!!

(...oh wait.... Martian "Justine is my Public Enemy No#1" Jeza has landed...)

MH_3571
Jun 27th, 2006, 06:54 AM
Justine :worship: :worship: :worship:
First female sports champion of UNESCO :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Justine Fan
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:29 AM
Wow... congrats Justine!!! ;)

And where are the haters? It's so quiet here.... Bring it on, haters!!!

(...oh wait.... Martian "Justine is my Public Enemy No#1" Jeza has landed...)

I know .... :lol:

It must be killing all the haters .... their blood pressure must have risen enormously :haha: :haha:

SO PROUD OF YOU JUSTINE ... YOU DESERVE IT!!

ALLEZ, ALLEZ, ALLEZ

Mike_T
Jun 27th, 2006, 09:02 AM
Mr Matsuura spoke of Justine Hénin-Hardenne’s personality and paid tribute to “her strength of character and her commitment to excellence, fair-play and integrity. It is these attributes,” he continued, “and her ability to inspire young people that will help UNESCO to educate tomorrow’s athletes about ethics in sportHmm...:scratch:

MistyGrey
Jun 27th, 2006, 10:35 AM
:bounce:
Justine :worship:

Carmen Mairena
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Justine :bowdown: :hatoff: :bowdown:

Lemonskin.
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:33 AM
Shoulda given it to Sveta! ;)

Sam L
Jun 27th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Incredible Justine!! :clap2: There's nothing she can't do. :D

turt
Jun 27th, 2006, 07:49 PM
Well deserved :)

.ivy.
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Kudos to JHH. :) She really deserves this, and I'm glad that she's being recognized for it. :yeah:

LoveFifteen
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Well, the UN put Lybia on the Council of Human Rights so this doesn't surprise me. :tape:

treufreund
Jun 29th, 2006, 06:50 PM
I think UNESCO and UN are not the same thing. :rolleyes: