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FEBRUARY 2017, NO. 35


Honouring the winners of the IOC Women and Sport Awards

The IOC President, Thomas Bach, officially awarded Dagim Zinabu Tekle with the IOC Women and Sport World Trophy during a gala ceremony in Lausanne on 7 November 2016, with the Ethiopian sports journalist becoming the first male to win the award.

Introduced in 2000, the IOC Women and Sport Trophies recognise the outstanding achievement and contributions made to develop, encourage and strengthen the participation of women and girls in sport at all levels. One World Trophy and five Continental Trophies are awarded every year, with the winners chosen by an IOC jury composed of members of the IOC Women in Sport Commission.

You can find out more about last year’s winners in the IOC Women and Sport Awards 2016 Brochure, which is available here, while further information and resources on the topic of women and sport can be found in our Zoom in on the Olympic World Library.

Counting down to the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport

The IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport will take place in Monaco from 16 to 18 March 2017.

Held every three years, the three-day conference provides sports medicine experts, team physicians from National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) and students with the opportunity to exchange news of the latest research and advances in the prevention of injury and illness in athletes.

The preliminary programme and further information for this year's conference are available here.

ASOIF reveals results of anti-doping survey

The results of the 2016 anti-doping survey involving all 28 Summer Olympic IFs were presented at the opening session of the 10th edition of the International Federation (IF) Forum, held in Lausanne from 9 to 11 November 2016.

Conducted from February to May 2016 through an online questionnaire, the survey had three main objectives:
1. establish the anti-doping processes that individual IFs implement within their respective sports;
2. quantify the financial resources devoted to the IF anti-doping efforts in 2015 (the first year of implementation of the revised WADA Code); and
3. establish best practices from IF experiences on how to better protect the clean athlete.

The full report is available here.

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