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Women's Representation in the Olympic Movement

In 1997, as part of its Women and Sport policy, the IOC established targets for women’s membership of NOC Executive Committees. These were for women to hold at least 10% of executive decision-making positions in NOCs by Dec 2001 rising to at least 20% by Dec 2005.

The IOC has regularly collected statistics on the numbers of women on NOC Executive Committees and measured progress towards the achievement of the targets. This data is from a report dated October 3, 2005

WOMEN IN SPORT LEADERSHIP
EVALUATION OF THE 10%-20% OBJECTIVES

Women Representation in NOCs
Based on the information provided by 184 NOCs (as of 31 December 2004):

  • 54 have more than 20% women on their board. (i.e. 29.3%)
  • 125 NOCs have met the previous target of minimum 10% (i.e. 67.9%)
  • 181 NOCs have at least one woman on their executive board (i.e. 98.4%)

Women Representation in IFs and Recognized IFs
Based on the information provided by 34 IFs out of the 35 IFs (as of 1 st June 2005):

  • 10 Olympic IFs have more than 20% women on their board. (i.e. 29%)
  • 19 Olympic IFs have met the previous target of minimum 10% (i.e. 54%)
  • 32 Olympic IFs have at least one woman on their executive board (i.e. 91%)

Women Representation in Recognized Federations
Based on the information provided by 22 Recognized IFs out of the 29 Recognized IFs (as of 1 st June 2005):

  • 7 recognized IFs have more than 20% women on their board. (i.e. 24%)
  • 15 recognized IFs have met the previous target of minimum 10% (i.e. 52%)
  • 20 recognized Ifs have at least one woman on their Executive Board (i.e 69%)

Source: Report on Women representation at the IOC - 03 October 2005



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