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17 February 2012 | in NUSF News

FISU EC Member Kabenge awarded with 2012 IOC Women & Sport Award for Africa

Penny Kabenge after receiving the award from the mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa


LOS ANGELES - The IOC has recognised the work of Mrs. Peninnah Aligawesa Kabenge in promoting Women and Sport worldwide by awarding her the 2012 accolade for Africa.

Peninnah, a FISU Assessor, Secretary General of FASU and the President of the National University Sports Federation of Uganda received the award on 16th February 2012 at the opening ceremony of the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport at J.W. Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles – California USA from Mr. Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles. Peninnah was introduced for the award by Nicole Hoevertsz (IOC Women and Sport Commission and IOC Member) who read her biography to the world.

Peninnah becomes the first Ugandan woman to win this kind of Award. She is also the first member of the FASU Executive to be honored by the IOC.

The event, which was attended by various dignitaries; notably USAVice-President Joe Biden, Vice-President of China Xi Jinping; Dr Jacques Rogge, IOC President; Mr Larry Probst, USOC President; Ms Anita DeFrantz, Chair, IOC Women & Sport Commission; Mr Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles; and lots of Hollywood stars saw Mrs. Peninnah Aligawesa Kabenge joined other continental awardees to celebrate the overall world winner Ms Manisha Malhotra.

“I am grateful that the IOC has honored my efforts in promoting sport amongst the girls and the women ofAfrica, and the world at large. This award does not mean I have arrived. It is just an honor. We shall not rest until we have achieved the level we believe women should be at in active and passive sports participation”, Peninnah Kabenge commented.


(Source: FASU)


Penny Kabenge with other awardees & IOC President Jacques Rogge