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CSIT Vice President Sirpa Paatero participated in the 6th IWG Conference

CSIT Vice President Sirpa Paatero participated in the 6th IWG Conference

More than 800 participants from nearly 100 countries attended the the 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport organized by IWG in cooperation IOC, IPC and EOC under the patronage of UNESCO and many international and regional organizations, among which the European Olympic Committees and European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO). 

CSIT was presented by Vice President Sirpa Paatero who is in charge of cooperation between CSIT and IWG, which started with the signing of the Brighton Declaration 2012. The conference was organized under the main theme "Lead the Change - Be the Chance".

IOC-President Thomas Bach reminded in his speach the public how women first competed at the Olympics in 1900, but addressed further on how getting women into IOC leadership "took about 80 more years." He then stressed his commitment to increasing the participation of women at all levels in the Olympic Movement and said that the Olympic Movement can serve as an example for others, and thus "Lead the Change" through sport.

Find more information on the 6th IWG World Conference in this link. The next IWG World Conference on Women and Sport will be hosted in Gaborone, Botswana in 2018.

 


 
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