SYDNEY, February 2, 2010 - Sydney 2000 Olympic Games golden girl Cathy Freeman heads the list of top female athletes who will be ambassadors for the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) 2010 World Conference to be held in Sydney in May.
The 5th IWG conference will take place at the Sydney Convention Centre from May 20 - 23. Other top Australian sportswomen ambassadors include former Australian international footballer Di Alagich, Southern Star cricketer Alex Blackwell, Athens cycling Olympic god medallist Sara Garrigan, and dual Olympic kayaker Shelley Oates-Wilding.
Rachel Mayanja, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Special Advisor on Gender and the Advancement of Women will present a keynote address at the conference.
Early bird conference registrations may be made until Thursday, February 11.