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Women in Sports 


Since the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, where 22 women out of 997 athletes participated in 5 sports, the involvement of women in the Olympic Movement at all levels has changed gradually. At the decision-making level the progress has been less impressive: there were no women members of the International Olympic Committee between 1896 and 1981. In 2014 there were 24 female IOC members out of 115 Members.Within national Olympic governing bodies (NGBs), 85.3% of those governing bodies are composed of all male leadership teams, and 14.1% have male/female leadership teams. Female athletes now have greater opportunities for participation; however, there is still progress to be made in terms of equitable participation opportunities for girls and women both in the EU and the US. Despite increased sport participation opportunities for girls and women, they are in fact underrepresented in all facets of leadership at all levels of sport. 

Partner in charge: Federiga Bindi

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