POSTED: March 1st 2013

SportAccord releases Women in Leadership Positions Factsheet

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

March 1 – SportAccord’s Social Responsibility Unit released a Factsheet that provides an overview of the representation of women holding decision-making positions amongst its 107 members.

Since the first Factsheet released in February 2012, the percentage of females within decision-making bodies of SportAccord members has held steady at 13% despite the creation of 71 new positions. Twenty-five percent of members have no women on decision-making bodies.

The International Olympic Committee set an objective of 20% of decision-making positions for women be reserved within National Olympic Committees, International and National Sports Federations and sporting governing bodies. Thirty-one percent of Summer and Winter Olympic programme sports reach the IOC’s target.

Though there are 11% less IOC Recognised Sports with no women holding leadership positions than in January 2012, 26% of those sports still have no women in leadership positions. IOC Recognised Sports are the International Federations that represent a sport recognised by the IOC, but is not features in the programme of the Olympic Games. Unfortunately, no significant change in the creation of a more balanced gender representation amongst the governing bodies of international sport can be seen in the last twelve months.


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