Inclusion and Diversity

By giving visibility to the largest number of publicly “out” athletes in Olympic history, the Tokyo 2020 Games positively shifted the mindset and behaviours towards the LGBTQ+ community.

We hear from rower Emma Twigg (NZL) and triathlete Chris Mosier (USA) about their drive to inspire others. 

We also learn about Pride House Tokyo, educating the wider Japanese public about the LGBTQ+ community, which has created a lasting legacy.

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IOC Gender Equality and Inclusion Report 2021

Outlining the progress made in advancing gender equality and inclusion in the last Olympiad, this report reviews the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 Recommendation 11 and the IOC Gender Equality Review Project and presents the IOC’s objectives for 2021-2024, which cover the IOC’s three spheres of responsibility (IOC as an organisation, as owner of the Olympic Games and as leader of the Olympic Movement) across five focus areas: participation, leadership, safe sport, portrayal and resource allocation.

Gender Equality and Inclusion Objectives 2021-2024
Kevin Krawietz of Team Germany and Laura Siegemund of Team Germany
To support the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020+5, the IOC has set Gender Equality and Inclusion Objectives for 2021-2024. These objectives build on many of the recommendations of the IOC Gender Equality Review project with the goal of continuing the “promotion of women in sport at all levels and in all structures” whilst ensuring an inclusive approach that accounts for diverse and intersectional identities of women and men.

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