UN Women partner with International Olympic Committee to advance gender equality

  UN Women and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a partnership agreement which will promote women’s empowerment through sports. On behalf of UN Women, Executive Director Michelle Bachelet signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Committee, represented by its President, Dr. Jacques Rogge. The partnership lays the groundwork for future collaborations to promote sport as an empowerment tool for women. In promoting and advocating for sport and healthy … [Read more...]

Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

Chronic airway conditions affect 8 percent of the elite competitors, research shows. Aug. 2012 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8 percent of the competitors, according to a new study. After analyzing the data of five Olympic Games that is from 2002 to 2010, it has been found that 8% of the athletes have been suffering from asthma, a breathing problem. The Australian researcher … [Read more...]

Palestinian Women’s Football League – UN envoy celebrates!

      UN envoy on sport for peace cheers young   Palestinian Women Footballers       Honey Thaljieh is the captain of the Palestinian Women Soccer Team.  She wants to use her capacity and faith in God to work for a better future for her people.   February 2011 – The United Nations special envoy on sport today concluded a five-day mission to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories by watching a football match between two women’s teams in the West Bank, an event he said filled him with … [Read more...]

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