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For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games in all the sports that are on the program of the London Olympics 2012, women and men will be represented in almost equal numbers. At the same time, in the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, its bodies and departments there are 50 percent of women, many of them in management positions. These are all recent facts of the global progress of female participation in sports and Olympic models under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee.



Los Angeles/ Zagreb, 22 February 2012. - For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games in all the sports that are on the program of the London Olympics 2012, women and men will be represented in almost equal numbers. At the same time, in the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, its bodies and departments there are 50 percent of women, many of them in management positions. These are all recent facts of the global progress of female participation in sports and Olympic models under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee.
This was also one of the issues on the 5th World Conference on Women and Sport, held in Los Angeles from February 16th - 18th, 2012, in the presence of numerous notables of the world Olympism, among which were the President Jacques Rogge, the President of the Organizing Committee of Olympic Games London 2012, Lord Sebastian Coe and President of the Women and Sports Commission and member of the IOC’s Executive Board Anita DeFrantz, who chaired the Conference.
The conference entitled “The Future of Sports: Stronger Together” (organized by the IOC) has gathered more than 800 notables from the world Olympic movement, athletes, Olympians, representatives of national Olympic committees and the media. Among the participants, there were three Croatian representatives - President of the Commission for women in sports Morana Palikovic Gruden, Secretary of the Commission Gordana Borko and Croatian Olympian, skier Ana Jelusic who, along with nine young sporting ambassadors, athletes and media representatives, presented at the youth plenary session her experience in world sports and Olympism. The Conference adopted the Declaration which can be found at www.hoo.hr or www.olympic.org/Documents/.