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An overview of the representation of women in the Olympic Movement

The IOC provides some facts and figures about women’s representation in the Olympic Movement (gender equality in the IOC, women’s participation in the Olympic Games and other Olympic events, gender equality in the Olympic Movement) and describes available policy documents and funding programmes to promote gender equality in the Olympic movement.

Interesting figures:

  • 48% of participants in the 2020 Games in Tokyo were women, compared with 23% in at the 1984 Games in Los Angeles and 13% at the 1964 Games in Tokyo.

  • The 2012 Games in London were the first in which women competed in every sport on the Olympic programme.

  • Women’s representation in other key functions at the Olympic Games is still to be improved. In the 2016 Rio Games, 11% of NOC Chef de Missions, 32% of accredited technical officials and 11% of accredited coaches were women.

The IOC Factsheet – Women in the Olympic Movement is available here.

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