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12 Mar 2007
IOC News , Women in Sport

Premiere: World Conference "Women and Sport" goes to the Middle East

Jordan will host the 4th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport in March 2008. On the occasion of the IOC Women and Sport Award ceremony, held in Lausanne on 8 March 2007, IOC President Jacques Rogge announced that the conference will be held for the first time in the Middle East. He thanked attendee HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein, President of the Jordan National Olympic Committee, for his dedication and emphasised that this 4th edition will enable the progress made in the last four years since the last conference to be analysed.

“Show our experience”         
The previous edition was organised in Marrakech and gathered together more than 600 delegates and observers from 137 countries around the principal theme “New Strategies, New Commitments”. HRH Prince Faisal bin Al-Hussein stated that “it is a great opportunity to host the best and the brightest minds on promoting women and sport in Jordan and also to be able to learn from them and show them our [the Jordan] experience”.

Women and Sport Award       
In the framework of the 2008 IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, the IOC will also assign its annual Women and Sport Award, which acknowledges the outstanding achievements of individuals, organisations or institutions to promote the participation of girls and women in the sports world. This year it was the first female Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, who won the World trophy for her outstanding dedication to promoting women’s activities in Jamaican sport.

 Learn more on IOC Women & Sport Trophy 2007

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