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08 Feb 2008
IOC News , Press Release

4th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport in Jordan - Information for the Media

The 4th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport will take place for the first time in the Middle East, Dead Sea, Jordan, from 8 to 10 March.
Debating and determining amongst other subjects, how female athletes can serve as role models for young girls, how more women might take part in coaching and officiating, how to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic through sport, and how culture determines women’s access to sport, will be a cross spectrum of audience participants.
Keynote speakers, stimulating the discussions on how sport can be a vehicle for social change, will attend from the world of sport - including former top athletes, representatives from governments, businesses, UN agencies, media and academics. They will also consider the role women do, can and should play at all levels of society.
The proceedings will kick off on International Women’s Day with an Opening Ceremony and the awarding by IOC President Jacques Rogge of the 2008 IOC Women and Sport Trophies to six men or women around the world in recognition of their outstanding dedication to promoting the participation of women through sport.
A press conference chaired by the IOC President; Anita DeFrantz, Chairwoman of the IOC Women and Sport Commission; and HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein, President of the Jordan National Olympic Committee and host of the event, will be held immediately after the Opening Ceremony.
Under the patronage of Their Majesties, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and jointly organised by the IOC and the NOC of Jordan, the entire conference will be open to the media.
Media interested in covering this event are requested to follow the instructions:
The deadline for registration is 15 February 2008.
For further information, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, e-mail:
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