Sunday, 30 January 2011

Edwin Moses

- Former 400 Metre Hurdle World Record Holder
- 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist  ( 1976, 1984), 2 x World Championship Gold Medalist  (1983, 1987), 3 x Word Cup Gold Medalist
- Won 122  consecutive races (before losing to Danny Harris)

Edwin Moses Laureus World Sports Academy member Edwin Moses and Michelle Douglas attend the awards ceremony during the Laureus Sports Awards at the Palau Sant Jordi on April 2, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain.

Edwin Moses is currenlty the Chairman of The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation

Founded in 1999, the Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of forty-two of the greatest living sporting legends who volunteer their time in this noble cause.  Laureus is a worldwide movement that uses the power of sport to bring people together and to effect social change.

The range of their  is huge, both in its variety and its geographical spread: the have projects in Northern Ireland designed to bring Nationalist and Unionist children together, in the Middle East to give Israeli and Palestinian youngsters the opportunity to play sport together; in Australia we are at work with Aboriginal children to keep them out of trouble and give them more career opportunities; in India we help kids who live out in the streets; in South Africa we work with AIDS orphans and those who are in danger of being sucked into drug gangs; in Uganda they support a project which is making a major impact on AIDS education.

Anthony Yeboah

- Ghanaian International Striker
- Previously played for Leeds Utd, Hamburger SV, and Eintracht Frankfurt

Here is one of the many amazing goals he scored during his tenure at Leeds Utd

Currently he is the Founder of Anthony Yeboah Sports Promotions

He also bankrolls Yegoala FC, a Kumasi based Division One club

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Bernard Lama

- Retired Former French international Goalkeeper
- Formerly at Lille, St Paris Germain, RC Lens, FC  Metz
- Part of the French national team that won the 1998 World Cup, and Euro 2000

Bernard Lama along with  Patrick Vieira,  and Jean-Marc Adjovi-Boco established Diambars Football Academy in Senegal.

The school would not only form men and provide children with education, but also contribute to the development of countries and the African continent.

In cooperation with UNESCO, Diambars develops education-through-sport institutes.
In addition, Diambars teams up with champions and organizes both awareness campaigns and educational programmes (Campus, Stade Sup, Keep the ball moving...) to promote academic and vocational training.