Promoting gender equality in sport with the help of the Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne 2020 President Virginie Faivre took part in the New Leaders Forum in Helsinki, Finland, to highlight the important role of the Youth Olympic Games in promoting gender equality in sport.

The Forum, organised by the Finnish NOC in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the European Olympic Committees (EOC), brought together over 200 participants from across Europe to discuss and share best practices for improving the participation of women at all levels of sport. Particular emphasis was placed on the role of young people at the Forum, with the 30 young Game-Changers from across Europe who took part in the New Leaders Programme in 2019 sharing their new ideas and fresh momentum for challenging gender norms in sport during numerous panel discussions, presentations and working sessions.

Watch the video and listen to Virginie Faivre’s key points: