Athletes

*This list provides a sample of our 400+ athletes. As our Team continues to grow we will update the website as often as possible.*

Check out some of the amazing things Team Darfur athletes are doing for Darfur!

Afghanistan
  • Syed Abdul Jalil Waiz

 

Angola

 

Argentina

 

Australia

 

Barbados

 

Belgium

 

Benin

 

Bermuda

 

Bosnia and Herzogovinia

 

Canada

 

Colombia
  • Carolina Colorado

 

Denmark

 

Egypt

 

Estonia
  • Jana Kolukanova
  • Martti Aljand

 

Finland

 

France

 

Germany

 

Greece

 

Guatemala

 

Hungary
  • Levente Nagy-Pál

 

Iceland
  • Thorey Elisdottir

 

India

 

Israel

 

Jamaica
  • Nickiesha Wilson

 

Jordan

 

Kenya

 

Lebanon
  • Track and Field Athlete

 

Lithuania

 

Malaysia

 

Mauritius
  • Stephen Beeharry
  • Lloyd Alam

 

Mexico

 

Netherlands

 

New Zealand

 

Nigeria

 

Norway

 

Philippines

 

Poland

 

Portugal
  • Rui Bóia

 

Puerto Rico

 

Russia

 

Saint Kitts

 

Saint Lucia

 

Saudi Arabia
  • Swimmer

 

Serbia

 

Singapore
  • Hadley Hung
  • Eugene Teo
  • Shana Lim
  • Marcus Ng
  • Ken Yeo

 

Slovenia

 

South Africa

 

Spain
  • Blanca Manchon

 

Sri Lanka
  • Geshan Kalupahana

 

Sweden

 

Switzerland
  • Arthur de Rivoire

 

Taiwan

 

Thailand
  • Ratapong Sirisanont

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Ukraine

 

United Kingdom

 

United States of America

 

United States Virgin Islands

 

Venezuela
  • Daneila Victoria

Joey Cheek

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Speedskater

Joey Cheek won the gold medal in the men’s 500-meter event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. In addition, Joey raised over $1 million in 2006 when he announced he would donate his medal bonuses to relief in Darfur, and encouraged other athletes and sponsors to do the same. After seeing the impact this action had Joey wanted to encourage other athletes to use their time in the spotlight to raise awareness about the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Cheek is the co-founder and President of Team Darfur.

On December 10th, 2007 four Team Darfur Olympians joined Darfur activists, actresses Mia Farrow and Melissa Fitzgerald, radio host Joe Madison and Darfuri refugees for the conclusion of the US symbolic torch relay for Darfur. Joey Cheek, Nikki Stone, Vince Poscente and Nathaniel Mills addressed why the spirit of the Olympics means that the world should unite to help protect the people of Darfur.

In October of 2008, Team Darfur President Joey cheek spoke at the Philadelphia stop of the US symbolic torch relay for Darfur.  

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