Monday , 17 June 2024

Ethiopian journalist becomes first male to receive the IOC award 'Women and Sport'

Dagim Zinabu Tekle was officially awarded the IOC Women and Sport World Trophy by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, Monday evening at a gala ceremony held at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2011, the Ethiopian sports journalist founded the Lisan Women’s Sport Radio Programme, dedicated to inspiring women and girls to be more active in sport and to pursue their goals and dreams. Over five years, the radio programme has invited 12,580 guests, including sports leaders, coaches, professionals and sportswomen engaged in local and international women’s sports activities. This has significantly raised awareness among the public of the achievements and success of these women.

Earlier in the evening, five continental trophies were awarded to the following people: Winner for Africa: Ms Felicite Rwemarika (Rwanda), Winner for the Americas: Dr Carole Oglesby (USA), Winner for Asia: Ms Maria Leonor Estampador (Philippines), Winner for Europe: Ms Majken Maria Gilmartin (Denmark), Winner for Oceania: Ms Moya Dodd (Australia).

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