View Full Version : Paris 12/15/06: Justine Henin-Hardenne High On UNESCO Honor

Dec 15th, 2006, 06:12 PM


Henin-Hardenne high on UNESCO honour

Paris, Dec 15: Tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne was named "UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Champion for Sport" by the organization's Director-General Koichiro Matsuura on Thursday (December 14) at Roland Garros in Paris.

"It's a great honour and as I said, there are great victories on a tennis court but there are also great emotions outside of it.. This award means a lot to me, it represents a lot because people are not only concerned by my game but also by the values I can convey on a tennis court and also by my commitment to the fight against doping", she told reporters.

Her nomination comes as part of UNESCO's efforts to fight against doping, educate tomorrow's athletes in the ethics of sports, and consolidate essential links between education, prevention and human rights.

Her contribution will help promote the International Convention Against Doping in Sport, which should come into force soon.

"We should not burry our heads in the sand, we had doping cases in tennis, not so much but even one case is too much. There are, unfortunately, some disciplines in which doping is really present and today I can, maybe, speak about it more openly because it will be my job to fight against doping", she said.

Currently the WTA number one player, a three-time winner of the French Open in four years, Justine Henin-Hardenne has won 29 titles to date, including the U.S. Open, Australian Open and a Gold Medal in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Other UNESCO Champions for Sport include France's double Olympic judo champion David Douillet, German Formula One racer Michael Schumacher, Russian world pole-vaulting champion Sergei Bubka, Russian Olympic ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov and Russian boxing champions brothers Vitalyi and Vladimir Klitschko.

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Mother Marjorie Note: *F* YOU Leo Clijsters and Matthew Cronin

Dec 15th, 2006, 06:42 PM
i think she is a good example that u dont need doping to succeed cuz she's so little and still gets some power

Dec 15th, 2006, 06:51 PM
nice right-back-at-ya article

Dec 15th, 2006, 06:54 PM
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Dec 15th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Well deserved!

And she is looking pretty good too, maybe she doesnt want to let down the Chinese media! ;)

Dec 15th, 2006, 08:04 PM

Dec 15th, 2006, 08:19 PM
Justine looking good :hearts:

Dec 15th, 2006, 08:25 PM
So happy for Justine. :hearts:

Dec 15th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Great accomplish for Justine-I think she deserves all the accolades.

I admire her for being able to get so much power and being so little, cuz I am little too and wish I get even 10% of the power she hits with.

Dec 15th, 2006, 08:59 PM
Congratulations Justine! :hatoff:

Dec 15th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Great job Justine! I'm so proud of you, and those were some great quotes to read, too!:D

Dec 15th, 2006, 09:35 PM
congratulations juju!

Helen Lawson
Dec 15th, 2006, 09:47 PM
What a great honor for our lady, Justine! :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

I love you, Justine!! I hope you win the Grand Slam next year, or at least your sixth and seventh major! :hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss:

Dec 15th, 2006, 09:59 PM
Congrats Justine!

Dec 15th, 2006, 10:09 PM
quite proud :angel:

Dec 15th, 2006, 10:16 PM
ahhhhhh :worship:

Dec 15th, 2006, 10:17 PM
Congrats to a great champion and Lady!

Dec 15th, 2006, 11:03 PM
First female athlete & first tennis player as a UNESCO Champion. :hearts:
So proud to be a Justine fan! :bounce: :bounce:

Dec 15th, 2006, 11:15 PM
Felicitations Justine! :worship: :bigclap:

Dec 15th, 2006, 11:36 PM
im glad to see that whoever is doing her styling, is FINALLY giving her some volume to her hair. her face is quite skinny and adding some "umph" to her hair gives her a more balanced face...

aside from that im quite happy for the honor bestowed upon our little belgian!

Justine Fan
Dec 16th, 2006, 12:03 AM
So very, very, proud of my little :angel: :hug:

Dec 16th, 2006, 12:45 AM

Justine!!!! so proud of yah girl!!!

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Dec 16th, 2006, 01:02 AM

Dec 16th, 2006, 01:08 AM
congrats justine :yeah:

Dec 16th, 2006, 01:16 AM
Here's the RTBF news clip of Justine for Unesco. :)


Dec 16th, 2006, 03:31 AM
Congrats......Justine! Well deserved. Ride the honor wave right on into the New Year!

Dec 16th, 2006, 03:48 AM
First female athlete & first tennis player as a UNESCO Champion. :hearts:
So proud to be a Justine fan! :bounce: :bounce:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dec 16th, 2006, 03:51 AM
Awsome Justine! :yeah: :bounce: :D

Dec 16th, 2006, 03:57 AM
:woohoo: That's our Queen Justine :yeah:

(Hmm... where are Frenchie and LoveFifteen by the way? Haven't gatecrash the party yet? :lol: )

Dec 16th, 2006, 04:15 AM
:woohoo: That's our Queen Justine :yeah:

(Hmm... where are Frenchie and LoveFifteen by the way? Haven't gatecrash the party yet? :lol: )


Dec 16th, 2006, 07:04 AM
Congrats Justine :worship: :) :hearts: :D :worship:

Dec 16th, 2006, 08:51 AM
YAY FOR JUSTINE! :banana: :banana:


Dec 16th, 2006, 08:59 AM
congrats to justine and for the first time i have found her good looking. keep going justine. take all 4 grandslams next year!

Dec 16th, 2006, 10:05 AM



Dec 16th, 2006, 10:12 AM
truly deserved for the Boss :worship:

Dec 16th, 2006, 11:31 AM
She's a real QUEEN !!!:angel:

Dec 16th, 2006, 11:34 AM
Congrats Justine :hatoff: :worship: :yippee:

Dec 16th, 2006, 12:12 PM
She's a real QUEEN !!!:angel:

Yes, she is Queen Justine :wavey:

Justine Fan
Dec 16th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Henin-Hardenne high on UNESCO honour

Mother Marjorie Note: *F* YOU Leo Clijsters and Matthew Cronin

x 1000

:worship: :worship:

Justine Fan
Dec 16th, 2006, 12:21 PM
:woohoo: That's our Queen Justine :yeah:

(Hmm... where are Frenchie and LoveFifteen by the way? Haven't gatecrash the party yet? :lol: )

:lol: :yeah:

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Dec 16th, 2006, 01:12 PM
she deserves respect
but remains
a WtaBitch :lol:
I can't stand her sorry :ras:

Martian KC
Dec 16th, 2006, 02:37 PM

Congrats Justine! It is an honor, indeed.

Dec 16th, 2006, 02:52 PM
thats my QUEEN JUSTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :yeah: :bigclap:

I JUST LOVE HER!!!!!!!! :sobbing: :sobbing: :hearts: :hearts:

Congratulations Mrs. UNESCO Champion for sports!!!!!!! :bowdown: :worship:

Dec 16th, 2006, 03:52 PM
she does look prety, so relaxed and actually happy! I'm glad for her :)

Dec 17th, 2006, 06:57 AM
Damn I miss watching her play. Everything about this woman rules.

jerry yan 08
Dec 17th, 2006, 09:42 AM
:) justine ! good luck

Dec 17th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Congratulations Justine!

And i think her new hair style is good looking.