Thursday , 20 January 2022


Gender equality at the heart of the Olympic Movement

The European Olympic Committee’s “Gender Equality in Sport” Commission held its annual meeting in Baku upon invitation by Azerbajani Olympic Committee. Chair of the Commission Diana Gudzineviciute, president of Lithuanian Olympic Committee and member of EOC Executive Committee, welcomed at Boulevard hotel members representing of countries: Azerbaijan, Poland, Finland, Denmark, Great Britain and Latvia.

The commission heard summary of the Prague previous meeting and discussed further actions. Working plan and strategy of gender equality issues in European Olympic Committee’s member countries were also in the agenda. Konul Nurullayeva, made a speech about Gender Equality in Azerbaijan. Members also focused on cooperation with other organizations in the field of Gender Equality.

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No more illegal parking of vehicles on ramps for people with disabilities in Athens!

A total of 830 sensors were placed by the Municipality of Athens on ramps and crossings for people with special needs, to deal with antisocial parking. "It's not just a lack of respect, it's like saying that you are absolutely indifferent to the person with disabilities, to the grandfather, the grandmother, the mom with the child", stressed the mayor Kostas Bakogiannis speaking to SKAI. As he explained, the sensor, as soon as a car approaches, automatically notifies the municipal police, who will arrive at the spot in real time. Also, those who park at crossings or ramps will be removed the plates and the driving license for 60 days, without a fine.

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