IOC to award 2007 Women & Sport Trophies
On International Women's Day, 8 March 2007, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will award the 2007 Women and Sport Trophies at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.
Through the IOC Women and Sport Award, the IOC will pay tribute to six women who, thanks to their talents and actions in the field of sport, have contributed remarkably to society. These are women from around the world who have demonstrated the skills, knowledge and determination to take leading roles in policy development which ensure opportunities for inclusion. The IOC has made women’s participation on the field of play and on the policy boards a priority.
Participating in the event will be Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC, Anita DeFrantz, member and Chairwoman of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, Nawal El Moutawakel, member and Olympic gold medallist, and the members of the IOC Women and Sport Commission.
Five continental trophies and one at world level will be awarded during the ceremony. The names of the winners will be communicated UNDER EMBARGO on 7 March.
Thursday, 8 March 2006
2.30 p.m. Introduction and start of the Award Ceremony
4.30 p.m. Photo opportunities
1, Quai d’Ouchy
About the trophy:
Established in 2000, the trophy 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.
Media representatives wishing to attend the event are invited to contact the IOC Communications Department. They will be asked to present a press card to obtain a visitor’s pass to enter the Auditorium of the Olympic Museum.For further information on the 2007 Women and Sport Trophies and the activities of the IOC Women and Sport Commission, please contact the IOC Communications Department, Tel: +41 21 621 60 00, email: email@example.com