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Japan Triathlon Union holds Women & Sport Forum

Gwen Jorgensen congratulates Ai Ueda of Japan - Photo Delly Carr - ITU

The Japanese Triathlon Union (JTU) has announced the first Women and Sport Forum, themed ‘The Value and Power of Sport for Women’. It will be held in Kanda Kyoritsu Koudou, Tokyo, Japan, on Monday 18 May, 2015.

In this Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic University Collaboration Project, ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado will deliver a keynote speech: ‘The History of Women’s Involvement in Olympics and the IOC’s Ongoing Efforts’. Her speech will be followed by a panel discussion with guests who are leading women in sport.

The forum will be organized as a long-term project running over the course of five years with the aim of promoting an environment in which women can enjoy a healthy lifelong involvement in sporting activities.

This year JTU will provide the opportunity to explore the world of sport to show that anybody can be involved in sport and enjoy it in many ways. Each year thereafter the forum will continue to focus on sport-related issues: creating strategies to increase female coaches, mentoring, networking, studying mental and physical care for female athletes for sustainable sport life, to mention just a few.

These ongoing forums will serve as an opportunity for women to explore sport positively and experience its challenges and rewards with the aim that the forums will promote women’s involvement, not just in sport, but in society overall.

Entry to the 2015 forum is free of charge; and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited to numbers.

For any inquiries, or to submit an interest in attending, contact JTU via jtuoffice01[at]jtu.or.jp




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