World Conference on Women and Sport in Jordan

The 4th International Olympic Committee (IOC) World Conference on Women and Sport will take place for the first time in the Middle East, in Jordan, from 8 to 10 March, under the patronage of Their Majesties, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 26 Feb 2008 By IPC

Topics to be discussed during the conference include amongst other subjects, how female athletes can serve as role models for young girls, how more women might take part in coaching and officiating, how to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic through sport and how culture determines women’s access to sport.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will be represented by Tine Rindum Teilmann, Chairperson of the IPC Women in Sport Committee and Maha Barghouti, member of the IPC Athletes’ Council. They will present on the topic “Integrating and empowering girls and women with a disability through sports.”

The proceedings will kick off on the International Women’s Day with an Opening Ceremony and the awarding of the 2008 IOC Women and Sport Trophies by IOC President Jacques Rogge to six men or women around the world in recognition of their outstanding dedication to promoting the participation of women through sport.

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