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03 Mar 2006
IOC News , Press Release


On International Women's Day, 8 March 2006, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), jointly with the International Labour Organization (ILO), will hold a round-table discussion on women in sport and will award the 2006 Women and Sport Trophies at the ILO headquarters in Geneva. The two organisations traditionally celebrate International Women’s day each year by rewarding, in their respective fields, the role and achievements of women. This year, sport will become the common denominator to lead this joint event.
Participating in the event from the IOC will be Anita DeFrantz, IOC member and Chairwoman of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC Member and Olympic gold medallist, the members of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, and Urs Lacotte, IOC Director General.
The trophy, established in 2000, is awarded annually to a person (former athlete, coach, administrator or journalist) or to an organisation in recognition of their outstanding contribution to developing, encouraging and strengthening the participation of women and girls in sports activities, in coaching, in administrative and sports leadership structures, as well as in the promotion of women’s sport in the media and of women journalists. Five continental trophies and one at world level are awarded.
Wednesday, 8 March 2006
10.00 a.m.         Round-table on women and sport
11.00 a.m.         Awards Ceremony
12.00 p.m.         Interviews and photo opportunities
Governing Body room (level R-3)
International Labour Organization
4, route des Morillons
Media representatives wishing to attend the event must present an accreditation or press card and obtain a visitor’s pass to enter the ILO building. Passes are available at the ILO media registration desk on level R-2 North. Questions regarding media access should be directed to the ILO Department of Communication and Public Information at + 41 22 799 7912/7353 or e-mail:
For further information on the 2006 Women and Sport Trophies and the activities of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, please contact Emmanuelle Moreau, Communications Manager – Institutional Affairs, on +41 21 621 6111.
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