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Benjamin Boukpeti

Benjamin Boukpeti
Canoe Olympic medalist and Champion for Peace

Opinion – 05/11/2019 by Benjamin Boukpeti

“THROUGH SPORT, WE HELP PEOPLE TO INTEGRATE INTO THE WORKPLACE”

“Sport has changed my life. It has made me. It has brought me so much, including an Olympic medal – bronze – in the kayak single men’s slalom at the 2008 Beijing Games. The first Olympic medal in Togo’s history. But sport has also given me experience, a work method and greater self-confidence. All this has helped me in my studies and in my professional life. There are many similarities between the sports world and the corporate world. I realized this early in my career as a high-level athlete(…)”

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05/11/2019 – 07:30
‘MANDELA IS SMILING’: BOK VICTORY AT RUGBY WORLD CUP INSPIRES NATION

South Africa’s stunning victory at the Rugby World Cup has prompted a swathe of tributes across a country that has been knee-deep in unemployment and crime.

The sight of Siya Kolisi, the first black player to captain the Springboks at a World Cup let alone lift the Webb Ellis trophy, provided an iconic image that human rights leaders and the government would like to exploit over the coming months and years.

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05/11/2019 – 07:30
Doolittle to skip White House over ‘divisive’ Trump

Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle plans to skip Monday’s White House reception with President Donald Trump, citing the US leader’s “divisive rhetoric,” the Washington Post reported Saturday(…)

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05/11/2019 – 10:27
Hertha, Union Fans See Post-Wall Unity In Berlin Derby

Berlin, Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital’s FC Union and Hertha Berlin will meet for their first Bundesliga derby, with fans wondering if a real rivalry will grow or if the spirit of reunification will prevail.(…)

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