UNESCO honour for Klitschko brothers

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:38 IST

UNESCO is honoring Ukrainian boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko for their work to bring sport and education to poor children around the world.

Paris:

UNESCO is honoring Ukrainian boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko for their work to bring sport and education to poor children around the world. The brothers won praise for their work on aid projects in Namibia, Brazil and Romania, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation said in a statement on Friday. Former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali and younger brother Wladimir, the IBF champion, will be named as "UNESCO Champions for Sport" at the organisation's Paris headquarters on Monday. UNESCO said it was honoring the brothers for "their exceptional success in the sport of boxing, their long-term commitment on behalf of the marginalised" and support for agency programs. Two-time Olympic judo champion David Douillet and recently retired Formula One driver Michael Schumacher have previously been honored by UNESCO. (AP)

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