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World Conference on Women and Sport

Since the first international conference on “Women and Sport” was held in Brighton, England in 1994, it has made remarkable progress. From the themes of each conference and the resolutions adopted, it is possible to decipher the global trend of women’s sports.

About IWG

The International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG) was established in 1994 at the first World Conference on Women and Sport held in Brighton, UK. IWG is an independent body of governmental and non-governmental organizations which aims to empower women and improve their roles in sport.

The History of the World Conferences on Women and Sport hosted by the IWG

About IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), introduced by Pierre, Baron de Coubertin, was established in 1894 . IOC, which holds headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a non-profit organization that hosts modern Olympic Games.

The List of World Conference on Women and Sport

Year Host Conference title Location
1994 IWG The 1st World Conference on Women and Sport Brighton, UK
1996 IOC The 1st IOC World Conference on Women and Sport Lausanne, Switzerland
1998 IWG The 2nd World Conference on Women and Sport Windhoek, Namibia
2000 IOC The 2nd IOC World Conference on Women and Sport Paris, France
2002 IWG The 3rd World Conference on Women and Sport Montreal, Canada
2004 IOC The 3rd IOC World Conference on Women and Sport Morocco, Marrakech
2006 IWG The 4th World Conference on Women and Sport Kumamoto, Japan
2008 IOC The 4th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport Dead Sea, Jordan
2010 IWG The 5th World Conference on Women and Sport Sydney, Australia
2012 IOC The 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport Los Angeles, USA
2014 IWG The 6th World Conference on Women and Sport Helsinki, Finland
2018 IWG The 7th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport Gaborone, Botswana
2022 IWG The 8th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport
*Will be held on 14-17 November 2022
New Zealand, Auckland
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