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Gender imbalance slowly but surely being addressed, says Katharine Merry

By Bihan Sengupta
MONTE CARLO, March 17, 2018 Athletics, like many sports, can prepare a person for their life beyond their sports career.Learning how to rise above challenges certainly helped 2000 Olympic 400m bronze medallist Katharine Merry in her move to a career in broadcasting.“I was inspired by Kathy Cook, who won Olympic bronze at Los Angeles in 1984, and when I came into athletics, I was very aware of a 50-50 sort of split in the sport,” said Merry, speaking at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, where she worked as the in-stadium presenter.“I only realised the difference in representation ...


Jordan Olympic Committee introduces Olympic values in schools

AMMAN, March 16, 2018 - The Jordan Olympic Committee’s (JOC) Sporting Schools Programme has launched its second phase of Olympic education training in two schools in Amman, Jordan.Launched in 2017, the Sporting Schools Programme aims to use the power of sport and education to motivate young Jordanians to practise, improve their skills, and lead a healthier and more active lifestyle. The second phase will introduce the Olympic Values Educational Programme (OVEP) to more than 50 boys and 50 girls and indirectly impact approximately 500 people, including students’ families and friends.The Sporting ...
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The IOC, UN Women, UNESCO, P&G and NBC Sports are changing the conversation about women in sport

LAUSANNE, March 16, 2018 - The event, moderated by acclaimed NBC Sports commentator Andrea Joyce, brought together athletes, gender equality experts, public and private sector representatives, media, and other Olympic Movement stakeholders to highlight the importance of balanced media portrayal in ensuring equal representation of women and men in sports. Featured speakers included Donna de Varona – two-time Olympic gold medallist in swimming, Emmy-winning sports broadcaster, activist and IOC Women in Sport Commission member – as well as Maia Shibutani – two-time Olympic bronze medallist, ...


FIFA's ethics panel tells del Nero it needs more time to reach verdict

By Keir Radnedge
LONDON, March 14, 2018 - FIFA's ethics committee has decided it needs more time to reach a verdict on the future of Marco Polo del Nero, the suspended Brazilian football confederation president who was indicted by the United States Justice Department all the way back in December 2015.In January Del Nero told a world football federation ethics panel that he was totally innocent of all allegations of bribery and corruption laid against him in the FIFAGate corruption inquiry.Del Nero, 76, had been suspended in December for 90 days pending the outcome of an investigation into apparently damning evidence ...
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