Justine Henin

Ms. Justine Henin, UNESCO Champion for Sport.

Professional tennis player formerly world number one, Justin Henin was appointed UNESCO Champion for sport in December 2006, in recognition of his personal commitment to the values of excellence, fair play and the fight against doping in sport.

Justine Henin won 43 singles titles, 7 Grand Slam singles titles and an Olympic gold medal in 2004 at Athens. Considered as one of the greatest female tennis player of all time, she became the first Belgian tennis player inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2016.

In her capacity as a UNESCO Champion for Sport, she participated in the inauguration of UNESCO Village at the "Paris Stade Francais Youth Tennis Open – BNP Paribas Cup" held in Paris in July 2007. The event reunited young tennis-players from more than 60 countries. On this occasion, UNESCO offered a series of educational workshops and games on a variety of topics related to the Organization’s areas of expertise, including sporting ethics and the fight against doping in sport.

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