In dealing with the topic of women in modern Olympic circumstances, the Commission for Women in Sports of the Croatian Olympic Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, held in Zagreb on June 4th a seminar of the Network of Coordinators in Sports.

In dealing with the topic of women in modern Olympic circumstances, the Commission for Women in Sports of the Croatian Olympic Committee in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, held in Zagreb on June 4th a seminar of the Network of Coordinators in Sports.

Under the leadership of President Morana Palikovic Gruden, who is also a member of the COC Council, the Network adopted the Declaration of the V. World Congress on Women in Sports of the IOC (held in February 2012 in Los Angeles). Among other things, it was revealed that the Games in London are the first on which, in all the sports within the program, both female and male athletes will take part!

The event was also attended by the Director of the Office for Gender Equality of the Republic of Croatia, Helena Stimac Radin, who gave an insight into the European practice, and Assistant Secretary General of the COC Biserka Vrbek spoke about the current legal framework of equality. The Secretary of the Commission, Gordana Borko, spoke about the representation of women in governance structures and sports administration (which are particularly at the national sports federations below the recommendation threshold of the IOC) and the number of female athletes at the Olympic Games during the development of the Games.

The COC coordinator for EU programs Alma Papic introduced the participants with opportunities of participating in the funds of the European Union, while the top athlete, rower Mirna Rajle Brodanac, gave good examples of attitude towards the problems of women around the world.

On the seminar rewarding in sports was discussed (Radica Jurkin) which, as the facts show, is more than meager for women compared to men at all levels. The attitude of society towards women from the very beginning of the Games (Ratko Cvetnic), news on qualifying for the Games in springboard jumping (Ana Kera) and various other issues have contributed to this set being really an excellent preparation of the first Croatian Network of Congress, announced by the President Moran Palikovic Gruden.

The event was attended by the COC General Secretary Josip Cop, deputy Minister of Science, Education and Sports Peter Skansi, president of the National Sports Council Danira Bilic and Assistant Secretary General for local sports programs Sinisa Krajac.