Monday, October 25, 2010

Sport Mental ... (in French)

24 octobre 2010 I Le Blogs
Le point commun de S. Loeb, T. Riner, R. Nadal, L. Flessel, B.Vlasic et les autres

Parmi les points communs des athlètes de haut niveau ... un état hors du commun de conscience ... « dans cet état de fluidité, les choses les plus difficiles sont faciles, rendant ainsi les performances exceptionnelles, tout à fait naturelles » (Daniel Goleman, In L’intelligence émotionnelle) Link to blog

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sophie joined the FPCD's International Advisory Board

FPCD welcomes Elite Athlete Sophie Denis
to the Foundation's International Advisory Board
(Sophie Denis at the top of the Paccha Summit in Peru with the FPCD Flag)

Sophie Denis is a key player, role model and source of inspiration to promote sport as powerful tool for peace, education and development, values in line with FPCD mandate. Having recently been named Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal Tourism 2011, the FPCD is honoured to welcome Ms. Denis to the Foundation's International Advisory Board.

FPCD and Sophie Denis are together developing a Youth Program to coincide with her role as Goodwill Ambassador in 2011 which will harmonize Ms. Denis' people's skills and sports' background with FPCD impressive development projects and both parties desire to advance diplomatic relationships with humanitarian actors for youth and deliver a strong message of hope.

FPCD's Youth Program 2011 will support youth initiatives in "post conflict" countries and aim to create 6 youth centers in 6 different communities along with Sophie's alpine challenge of climbing 6 peaks above 26,000ft in 6 months. This powerful project, will be a life challenging experience for our Youth, delivering a strong message of hope and beyond in line with Ms. Denis' motto : everything is possible.

This ambitious program is designed to reach a broad audience by launching an awareness campaign with media outlets, establishing keynote speaker roles in local and international events, and developing educational programs in the US schools to spread the word.

More :
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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Press Release - Goodwill ambassadors in the US for NTY 2011

The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the UN has launched Nepal Tourism Year 2011 in New York on Oct. 14, 2010 amid a huge gathering of New York-based media and tour operators.

Nepal’s permanent representative to the UN Gyan Chandra Acharya highlighted Nepal’s tourism attractions and urged tour operators and the media to pledge their support to making the NTY 2011 campaign a success. He stressed that the economic prosperity of Nepal will lead to the sustained peace in the country and tourism is the best option in doing so by creating income and employment opportunities for the people.

Similarly, NTB chief executive officer Prachanda Man Shrestha acknowledged the great value of US visitors to Nepal’s travel industry and informed the tour operators and the media about the new product offerings during NTY 2011.

Two Everest summiteers - Joe Yannuzzi and Sophie Denis - were also declared ‘Honorary Goodwill Ambassadors’ during the event in the US for NTY 2011. The programme was attended by more than 80 US tour operators and members of the media, officials of the Nepal Permanent Mission and friends of Nepal in New York City.

Press release featured in the following media:

Oct 21, 2010 NTY-11 promo in NY to attract US visitors I The Himalayan Times

Oct 21, 2010 NTB launches NTY 2011 in US National I Ekantipur

Oct 21, 2010 Nepal Tourism Board - Sudhan Subedi I DC Nepal

Oct 22, 2010 NTY 2011 launched in New York I Nepal News
Oct 22, 2010 NTY launch in New York I Ghale


Judo session

Back on the tatami mats for a short Judo session

in white Sophie Denis - in blue Mateo from the Italian National Team

It has been a long time, but I still have it ... kinda

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sophie Denis Goodwill Ambassador

Oct. 14th 2010 Everest Summiteer Ms. Sophie Denis appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for the Nepal Tourism Year 2011

more coming soon ...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sophie Denis, une Française au sommet

Selin Yasar I 15 juillet 2010

Quatrième femme à gravir l’Everest en 2008, l’alpiniste française Sophie Denis vient d’ouvrir en juin trois nouvelles routes au Pérou. Malgré ses nombreux records, la jeune femme garde l’enthousiasme de ses débuts. Tout juste rentrée à New York où elle vit depuis 7 ans, elle nous fait part de ses expériences

Monday, October 4, 2010

Le sourire de Sophie Denis

Par Alexandre Dubois I 08 juillet 2008

A 29 ans, Sophie Denis est la plus jeune Européenne et seulement la quatrième Française à monter la face Sud de l'Everest. Et l'énergie dépensée durant l'expédition n'a rien enlevé au sourire de la jeune femme.