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Roland Collombin

Alpine Skiing


"Sport is a big part of my life, it taught me a lot and allowed me to travel the world. As an athlete ambassador for Right To Play, I help to give children around the world a chance at a good education and self-confidence through sports and play activities."


Roland Collombin is a former Swiss ski racer who, at the height of his career, was clearly among the world's top downhill skiers. In a short career of three years Collombin won 8 World Cups and Olympic silver. In 1975, the Valaisan, also known as "Rock n' Roller on downhill skis", was forced to retire after a serious fall and has since been active as a winegrower, wine merchant and hotelier in his home country. Since 2013, Roland Collombin has been one of Right To Play's athlete ambassadors, especially for Right To Play Friends Valais.