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Friday, October 16, 2009

Veronica Campbell-Brown named UNESCO ambassador

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two-time Olympic games 200m champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown, has been considered for UNESCO ambassadorship. Her appointment will be made official in Paris next week when the UNESCO executive meet.

In her role as an ambassador for Champion of Sport for Peace, Jamaica’s Sport Minister Olivia Grange who made the announcement on Campbell-Brown’s arrival in Jamaica on Thursday, said Jamaica’s queen of the track would be promoting gender equality in sports.


“Its phenomenal,” said Campbell-Brown, who said “Minister Grange had applied for it in 2008, but we were just waiting for the right time for me to go ahead of accept the award.”

“It is a prestigious award and I will be in the ranks with people like Pele, one of my all time favorites, so I am looking forward to it and will definite do my absolute best to carry out my duties … “Gender equality in sport has always been a issue and I will be an ambassador in that area, so it is phenomenal,” added Campbell-Brown, the first female from the Americas to receive such honour.
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Usain Bolt, the world’s face of track & field and winner of six gold medals at the Olympics and World Championships, is also considered but has not yet indicate an interest.


Source www.trackalerts.com