Vera Cáslavská

Vera Cáslavská

the czech athlete who turned her back in protest during the Soviet anthem

She could have had everything: money, fame, career, but saying that no, the no of the Righteous, she chose to lose everything for not losing herself and her dignity and moral integrity.

Emil Zatopek

Emil Zatopek

the "human locomotive"

Denominated the “human locomotive”, Zatopeck is the man simbol of the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952, where he accomplishes a legendary challenge winning 3 gold medals in a week. In 1968 he supports the Prague Spring, signing the Two Thousand Words Manifesto which started Dubček political season.

Hassiba Boulmerka


Hassiba Boulmerka


first african women to win a world title

Tommie Smith and John Carlos

Tommie Smith and John Carlos

an act for Human Rights

Peter Norman

Peter Norman

an act of solidarity from the Mexico City podium

Yusra Mardini

Yusra Mardini

a young swimmer for refugee rights

A young Syrian swimmer, with the outbreak of war and bombardment she fled the country with her sister Sarah - also a swimmer.

European sport against Nazism

European sport against Nazism

Turin exhibit shows tales of Righteous sportsmen

Inauguration of exhibition European sport against Nazism. From Berlin Olympics to the London Games (1936-1948) at the Museo diffuso della Resistenza in Turin, on Wednesday 6 November at 11 a.m.

Racing to Save Lives

Racing to Save Lives

Gino Bartali is Righteous among the Nations

Yad Vashem's account of the rescue deeds performed by Italian road cyclist Gino Bartali, who brought into safety more than 800 Jews during the Nazi occupation.

South Sudan's marathonete

South Sudan's marathonete

Guor Marial will compete under Olympic flag

28-year old Guor Marial qualified in Minneapolis and will now run in London. Behind his shoulders he leaves a tragic story: he lost his family under the blows of Omar Bashir's militaries. He runs under Olympic flag.