22 August 2009 in Berlin. (AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL)
Monaco, 13 October 2009—On the occasion of the 19th Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Awards in Monaco, “Peace and Sport L’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport” unveiled the 2009 winner of the Peace and Sport Image of the Year Award in an â??avant-premiÃ¨re’ announcement.
This prize rewards the best image of fraternity through sport. It is awarded in partnership with SPORTEL Monaco and the news agency, Agence France-Presse.
The 2009 winner is a photograph of the granddaughter of the German athlete Luz Long and the granddaughter of American champion Jesse Owens, with IAAF President Lamine Diack during the medal-giving for the long jump at the 2009 Athletics World Championships in Berlin.
The presence of the two young women in Berlin for this major sporting event carries on the courageous and unforgettable friendship that their grandfathers began during the 1936 Olympics.