THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF ISRAEL PROMOTES ROLE OF WOMEN IN SPORT
In March, the Olympic Committee of Israel organised various activities advancing gender equality and highlighting the values of Olympism. On the topic of Olympism in Action, the NOC invited Eric Monnin, Vice President of the University of Franche-Comté and Olympism representative of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, to give a lecture to the French-speaking Olympic community on the subject: “Olympic education and the host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad”. On International Women’s Day, the NOC launched the #MyFemaleChampion Campaign. The Israeli Olympic athletes and stakeholders were asked to choose an inspirational and groundbreaking female champion who does not necessarily win medals for their activity, but deserves to. An Olympic seminar was organised on Health, Dietary and Gender Issues of Elite Female Athletes. The third cycle of the NOC Directors Course for Senior Women Executives in Sport was held, as was the Directors Forum, which is designed to establish a “Knowledge Pool Community” to support and empower female executives at a high professional level. A Gender Equality Report for 2021 and Guidelines for Gender Balance in Events & Ceremonies were also published. Lastly, the third cycle of the National Programme for Coaches started with a 33% participation of women.