- 06 Sep 2002
- IOC News
Billie Jean King awarded IOC 2002 Women & Sport Trophy
Billie Jean King, the renowned tennis player and coach, was awarded the IOC Women & Sport World Trophy on 6 September 2002 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium during the US Open, by IOC Member Anita DeFrantz. The ceremony took place during the interval between the women's semi-finals in front of a packed stadium and many media representatives. The Trophy is awarded annually to a person in recognition of his or her outstanding contribution to developing the participation of women and girls in sports activities.
In addition to her remarkable tennis career in which she won 71 singles titles, Billie Jean King is the founder and ex-President of the Women's Tennis Association, and she has created her own foundation to promote equal opportunities for all, regardless of gender, race or creed. Ms King has long been an advocate of women's rights, both within and outside sport. (Photo: Paul Zimmer)
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