Fostering gender equality and enabling women to be successful across the Olympic Movement is a key objective of the IOC.

In February 2018, the IOC Executive Board approved 25 bold and challenging recommendations put forward by the Gender Equality Review Project, an initiative of the IOC Athletes’ Commission and the IOC Women in Sport Commission.

Covering themes ranging from governance to human resources, to funding, sport and portrayal, the recommendations are the latest step towards the ultimate goal to assist in removing barriers to women and girls’ participation in sport at all levels.

Fast and Female
Kikkan Randall , IOC Athletes’ Commission member
Fast and Female
Kikkan Randall , IOC Athletes’ Commission member

Newly elected IOC Athletes’ Commission member and Olympic cross-country skiing champion Kikkan Randall discusses her passion for gender equality, and her involvement in grassroots sports organisation ‘Fast and Female’

ATHLETES HELPING TO ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY
Angela Ruggiero, former IOC Athletes' Commission Chair
ATHLETES HELPING TO ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY
Angela Ruggiero, former IOC Athletes' Commission Chair

Angela Ruggiero, former IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair, talks about her personal experience and the drive and push of the Athletes’ Commission to ensure that Gender Equality continues to be a focus for the entire Olympic Movement

IOC Executive Board back Gender Equality Proposal
25 bold and challenging recommendations
IOC Executive Board back Gender Equality Proposal
25 bold and challenging recommendations

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is forging a bold new path in advancing gender equality in the sporting arena and beyond, as the IOC session received today an update from the gender equality review project. following the IOC Executive Board approval of 25 bold and challenging recommendations, the IOC is leading the way in raising awareness of the importance of gender equality on and off the field of play.

Knocking down gender barriers
Mary Kom, Boxer
Knocking down gender barriers
Mary Kom, Boxer

The pioneering Indian boxer’s bronze medal in the flyweight (51kg) class at the Olympic Games London 2012 was a watershed moment for women’s sport in her country. More than five years on, Mary Kom’s passion for boxing remains undimmed – as does her enthusiasm for seeing women in sport break the glass ceiling

Trackgirlz
Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Sprinter
Trackgirlz
Mechelle Lewis Freeman, Sprinter

Since retiring from the track, Mechelle Lewis Freeman has been focused on a business with a twist, its designed to inspire and empower women and girls as well as identify and develop talent.

WORLDWIDE TOP PARTNER P&G CELEBRATES ITS COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY
#loveoverbias global athlete discussion
WORLDWIDE TOP PARTNER P&G CELEBRATES ITS COMMITMENT TO GENDER EQUALITY
#loveoverbias global athlete discussion

As part of its Olympic winter games PyongChang 2018 #loveoverbias campaign, Procter & Gamble has facilitated a meaningful discussion among top female Olympians, who shared their experiences of facing bias and adversity in sport, as well as how they overcame these obstacles to achieve their dreams as strong, inspiring and courageous women.