Members of National and European Parliaments gather with Olympians to discuss Women in Sport

Members of National and European Parliaments gather with Olympians to discuss Women in Sport

In the context of International Women’s Day, the European Parliament’s FEMM Committee organized a meeting about Women in Sport on 7 March. The event included a panel conversation involving Olympians, members of the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, and representatives from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
Simultaneously, the European Parliamentary Research Service has released a new factsheet on gender equality in sport, including figures related to the Olympic Movement.  The research paper notably highlights the following key findings regarding gender equality in the Olympic movement: one third of IOC members and honorary members are women (47 out of 147), in EU Member States, 4 out of 27 NOC Presidents are women (2023), 22% of all top decision-making positions in the national sport federations in the EU of the 10 most popular sports were held by women (ranging from 7% in Slovenia and 51% in Sweden), and 31% of coaches in Europe are women, from 9% in Portugal to 77% in Montenegro (2019).

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