Gender equality in sport: Getting closer every day Traditionally, sport has been dominated by men, both in terms of participation and governance. Women were excluded from the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens inand were only allowed to gradually start joining in four years later.
Even though women's presence and involvement in the Olympic Movement have progressively evolved, girls and women across the world still get fewer opportunities and less investment, training and corporate attention when they play sport.
Today, women's participation Traditionally, sport has been dominated by men, both in terms of participation and governance.
Today, women's participation in sports governance structures has slightly improved. The International Olympic Committee currently counts 33 female members and honorary members out of a total of In spite of the fact that the number of women actively involved in sport has increased dramatically over the past 50 years, female coaches across the globe are a európai nő keresés minority in nearly all sports, at all performance levels.
Even though the gender pay gap in sport has been narrowing over the years, it still very much exists. There are also still significant differences in the media coverage of women's and men's sports.
Inin a bid to establish greater equality in the most popular sport for girls and women — football — the European football governing body UEFA launched its women's football development programme and funded an extensive series of projects across Europe to drive growth and sustainability in women's football. The European Parliament has also been consistently advocating for gender equality in sport. As part of the institution's campaign for the European elections, high-profile players such as Nilla Fischer will be encouraging women to vote on issues that matter to them.