Recommendations towards more gender equality in sport

by on 16 Mar, 2022 11:22 • Español
Recommendations towards more gender equality in sport

Members of the high-level group including former elite athletes, politicians, members of European and international sports federations, World Triathlon President and IOC Member Marisol Casado and distinguished academics, addressed the European Commission on recommendations towards more gender equality in sport. The high-level group addressed the European Commission, EU Member States, national and international sports bodies as well as grassroots organisations, with the proposed recommendations, in the following 6 thematic areas:
Coaching and officiating
Social and economic aspects of sport
Media coverage
Gender-based violence

In 1991 World Triathlon launched its first full season of the World Cup circuit (today the World Triathlon Championship Series) and each one offered equal prize purses to men and women. In 2000, Triathlon made its Olympic full medal debut at the Sydney Games. 48 athletes from 24 nations competed in the Olympic Triathlon women’s race. Para Triathlon made its debut at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, the competition took place across four para triathlon classifications; both genders competed in the PT2 and PT4 classifications, the PT1 category was for men and the PT5 category for women.

“Today the same values stand; equal prize purses and opportunities for both men and women in World Triathlon and we pride ourselves on building a sport based on gender equality and governing body quotas, to ensure women are represented equally in the sport. We encourage regulation to solicit more female representation at the World Triathlon and Congress have a strong ratio of women who sit on the Executive Board. We also now have another medal event at the Olympic Games with the Mixed Relay making its debut in Tokyo with both genders competing,” said Marisol Casado, World Triathlon President and IOC Member.

“The Women’s Committee and its members are fully committed to working towards more gender equality and balance in World Triathlon and sport. We aspire to be diverse, equitable and inclusive. Our Women’s Committee is responsible for promoting equal opportunity for women to participate in all aspects of the sport of Triathlon, Para Triathlon and Multisport” said Tomoko Wada, Women’s Committee Chair.

Read the report: Recommendations and action plan from the High Level Group on Gender Equality in sport (2022).

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