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11 Jan 2008
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4th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport: last call for registration

Register now for the 4th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, which will take place from 8-10 March 2008 in Jordan. How to best use "Sport as a vehicle for social change" will be discussed by the hundreds of expected participants from the Olympic Movement, universities, industry, governments, NGOs and other expert institutions.

In plenary, parallel and cultural activities          
How can female athletes serve as role models for young girls? How to get more women into coaching and officiating. How to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic through sport. And how does culture determine women’s access to sport? These are only some of the topics which will be elaborated on in plenary and parallel sessions. Outside the conference rooms, the participants will have the opportunity to join in exhibitions and cultural activities.

Joint efforts to increase the participation of women in sport
The conference serves to analyse the progress made in this field within the Olympic Movement and to discuss new opportunities to increase the participation of women in sport. 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 Conference will be an excellent platform to exchange expertise and best practice as well as collaborate for future action around the 2008 motto. The deadline to register for this event, which takes place every four years and will be held for the first time in the Middle East, is 15 February 2008. 

 Useful Information (PDF doc)
  Read the full action plan here (doc PDF)
Read the conference resolution here (doc PDF)
Discover the Interview with Barbara Kendall, IOC member and Olympic champion, HRH Prince Feisal, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee and Anita de Frantz, IOC member and Chairwoman of the IOC Women and Sport Commission.

How to participate in the 4th IOC Women and Sport Conference:
  Please register here with the Accommodation and Accreditation Form

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