The SPORTEL Awards jury reward each year the best programs in the competition.

It is composed of personalities from the world of sports and media.

Throughout the past 30 years, numerous sports and media personalities have successively ran as Jury members for the SPORTEL Awards.

Jury President

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Clarisse Agbegnenou

France

Judo World Champion

Clarisse Agbegnenou has always been a person with overflowing energy and joy of living, despite a difficult beginning of life as a premature baby.

It was after a school try-out and a discussion with its director in order to channel her “overflowing energy” that she took her first steps in judo at the age of 10.

Now vice-Olympic champion, she added her name last August in the history book of French judo by becoming the most successful woman in the world with her fourth title.

Clarisse is a complete and committed athlete, godmother and ambassador for SOS Péma, she advocates for a greater mediatization of judo and its return in school grounds with the sponsorship of a Paris 2024 school in Paris’ 15th arrondissement. She is also very committed to equal treatment between men and women as a godmother of the operation “Women’s Sport always” alongside with the Minister of Sport, the Secretary of State for Gender Equality and the fight against discrimination and the CSA.

Staff sergeant in the gendarmerie and holder of a DESJEPS, the world n°1 led all the teams of the French delegation as flag-bearer for the last European games in Minsk. She concretized this honour and pride by winning a 4th European crown. Only one medal remains on her hunting board: the Olympic gold.

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Jean Baptiste Alaize

France

Champion for Peace, Peace and Sport

Survivor of the massacres that took place in Burundi in the 90s and amputated of a leg at the age of three, Jean-Baptiste saw sport as therapy. He runs with a carbon prosthesis designed for competition. He is an athlete specializing in sprinting and length.

Jean-Baptiste is a quadruple champion and world record holder in long jump for the under 23 category. He was selected for the first time in the French Elite team in January 2011 for the World Handisport Championships in Christchurch. He represented France at the Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. He was a bronze medalist at the European Championships in Berlin in 2018.

As a Champion for Peace for the Peace and Sport organization, he sponsors a program in Burundi. During the 2017 Friendship Games, he visited his home country for the second time, and shared with the young beneficiaries his inspiring journey.

Jean-Baptiste has appeared in the documentary “Rising Phoenix” which air on Netflix since August 26, 2020. He stars in the film “Rolling to you” released in 2018. He is currently preparing for the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games.

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Roberto Alegria

Espagne

Photographer

Roberto Alegria is a spanish photographer based in Barcelona, Spain. His first introduction to photography was at the early age of 13 when he won his first photography contest.

After many years documenting the skateboard scene around the world, Roberto’s success grew rapidly thanks to his extraordinary style and unique approach to photographing sports images and portraits. Since then, Roberto has managed successful advertising campaigns for brands such as Nike, ESPN, New Balance, Adidas, Converse, Red Bull, Skype.

Additionally, Roberto has become one of the worlds most internationally respected contemporary photographers represented at some of the top photo contests in the world such as the Olympus Pro Photographer showdown in Canada, the Red Bull Illume Photo contest in Austria or the American photography Awards in USA to name a few.

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Yvette Lambin Berti

Monaco

General Secretary – Monaco Olympic Committee

Member of the Monaco Olympic Committee since 1976 and General Secretary since April 1994. President of the Monaco Swimming Sport Association since 1975. Vice President of the Monaco Swimming Federation since 1976. Sports Director of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Games of the Small States of Europe in 1987. Member of the Executive Committee of the Games of the Small States of Europe since 1989 . Vice President, responsible for coordination of the Organising Committee of the 101th IOC Session in 1993.

Responsible for the organization of the 30th General Assembly of the EOC in 2001. President of the Organizing Committee of the 12th Games of the Small States of Europe in 2007. Commissioner-General of the organization of the 127th IOC Session in Monaco in December 2014
Member of the Sports Book Prize since its creation in 1997.

Commissioner-General of the National Education, Youth and Sports Ministry from 1993 to 2009. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, permanently delegated by the Principality of Monaco under UNESCO in Paris since January 2010.

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Gérard Houllier

France

Global Sporting Director – Red Bull Soccer

Gérard Houllier is a highly respected French football manager.

Since 2012 Houllier has been Head of Global Football for Red Bull. At Red Bull, he is responsible for the development and sporting performance of the entire Red Bull family of soccer clubs. He is also a consultant to the club Olympique Lyonnais.

Houllier started his coaching career with Le Touquet Athletic Club and US Noeux-les-Mines before taking charge of RC Lens in 1982, moving on to Paris Saint-Germain FC three years later. He guided the club to the title in his first season in charge, at the same time becoming the technical director of the French Football Federation (FFF) in 1988 and holding the post for the next decade. He coached the French national team between 1992 and 1993.

More success followed at Liverpool FC, which he managed from 1998-2004, most notably in 2000-01 with victories in the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and League Cup becoming the first club to win three knockout competitions in one season. This triple win is still considered the finest moment in the club’s illustrious history. After six major trophies in six seasons, Houllier left Liverpool in 2004, returning to France to guide Olympique Lyonnais to league titles in each of his seasons in charge.

He was part of UEFA’s and FIFA’s Technical Study Group in the 2006, 2010 World Cup finals and the head of the FIFA’s Technical Study Group for 2014 World Cup 2014. He became manager of Aston Villa in September 2010.

He has been awarded the Légion d’Honneur for his services to French football, and an OBE for services to British football.

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Frédéric Michalak

France

Former International Rugby Player

Born on October 16, 1982 in Toulouse, Frédéric Michalak began rugby on the benches of the Stade toulousain. After multiple titles – three European Cups and two Brennus Shields – he decided to continue his career in South Africa, to win a Currie Cup (national championship) and make it to the Super Rugby final. Back in France, with the RC Toulon, he was crowned France Champion and European Champion 3 times.

With the French national Team, Frédéric Michalak had 77 selections and played three World Cups in 2003, 2007 and 2015. He became the top scorer in the history of the XV of France with 436 points. He ended his career at the LOU Rugby in 2018.

His record includes: six European championship titles between 2003 and 2015, a Currie Cup (2008), three Grand Slams during the Six Nations Tournament (2002, 2004, 2010).

Converted into entrepreneurship, he is now a shareholder of the Blagnac club, president of Sport Unlimitech, an event that highlights Sport and Innovation, and general secretary of Monaco Sevens, engaged in the French rugby championship, the Supersevens. He also serves as a sports consultant on Canal + and has taken on the role of ambassador for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and sponsor of the 2023 Campus.

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Nathalie Pechalat

France

President – French Federation of Ice Sports

Nathalie Péchalat was born on December 22, 1983 in Rouen. She discovered ice-skating at the age of 7 and decided to take a sports-study course. At 12, she joined the French Ice Dance Team, and then met Fabian Bourzat in 2000, in Lyon. Together, the couple decided to go into exile in Moscow (Russia) in 2008, then in Detroit (USA) in 2011.

Together they are bronze medalists at the world championships (2012 and 2014), double European champions (2011 and 2012) and five times French national champions (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

At the same time, Nathalie continued her studies at the EM Lyon business school and at the Moscow Academy of Finance. In 2014, she obtained a Master of Science in Business, and hung up her skates. But she kept one foot on the ice by organizing training sessions for coaches and punctual interventions with young athletes.

She became consultant for Eurosport and RMC while offering interventions in companies around the theme of the “doubt”.

On March 14, 2020, Nathalie was elected President of the French Federation of Ice Sports.