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Los Angeles again welcomes leaders of the worldwide Olympic Movement
IOC World Conference on Women and Sport includes 750 delegates from 140 countries
LOS ANGELES - The International Olympic Committee 5th World Conference on Women and Sport opens today in Los Angeles for 750 delegates from 140 countries. The three-day IOC event - hosted jointly by the U.S. Olympic Committee and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games - will analyze the progress made within the Olympic Movement and identify ways to improve and increase the participation of women in sport.
“We’re pleased to be returning to a city with such great Olympic history,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge. “As we join the leaders of the Olympic Movement in working toward the common goal of advancing women in sport, our memories will be taken back to those magical two weeks in 1984 when the world turned its eyes on Los Angeles.”
The quadrennial conference is being held in the Americas for the first time and coincides with the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the 1972 landmark federal legislation milestone that opened the door for girls and women to participate in high school and college athletics.