International Olympics Committee Promises Equality Come Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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The International Olympics Committee will see to it that the Tokyo 2020 will accommodate 50/50 participation from men and women around the world. This comes as the IOC adds new events and controls to the Olympics.

With only 44 per cent female participation in the London 2012, and about 46 per cent in the Rio Olympics, IOC Executive Board Member Gunilla Linberg, says 50/50 is the target for the 2020 games.

Lindberg herself, is one of the three women on the current 13-member IOC Executive Board.

And she said, this is especially aimed at signalling countries that don’t have a female sports culture to enforce equal participation.

IOC plans to achieve that through the inclusion of new events and disciplines.

Federations worldwide are urged to bring equal entry to the games.

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Dinnierose Raiko graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) from Divine Word University in March 2016. She joined EMTV Sports in April 2016 covering Sports news and contributes content to and at times Co-host EMTV’s premier sports talk show ,'Sports Scene'. Her previous experience extends to a year of general news reporting for NBC West New Britain, NBC Madang and stringing for PNGFM just before joining EMTV. Having done courts, business, health, Education rounds before, the prospect of doing Sports stories became a new challenge. One that Dinnierose wanted to test herself with. She is now an all-rounder sports reporter but takes a greater interest in Cricket. Dinnierose has since found her niche and hopes to produce her own Sports Show someday.

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