Jan Fransoo2014-11-18 14:32:262014-11-18 14:32:26IKF welcomes IOC call on mixed gender team events
The International Korfball Federation today happily noticed the International Olympic Committee’s recommendation to include mixed-gender team events in future editions of the Olympic Games. The recommendation was part of the set of recommendations for the Olympic Agenda 2020 ( Documents Olympic Agenda 2020 Recommendations ENG). With its high rank of #11 in the list of 40 recommendations, the IOC prominently displays its desire for mixed gender team sports as part of the Olympic Games.
Jan Fransoo, IKF President: “We are aware of the successes of the mixed relay events in the Winter Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games recently,and welcome the IOC intention which suggest moving beyond relays to actual mixed-gender teams. Korfball is a modern sport with a tradition of more than 100 years of mixed-gender teams. Apart from being a fast and dynamic teamsport, the sport has been instrumental in promoting gender equality across the globe.
The recommendations are up for discussion early next month at a Special Session of the IOC in Monaco. Subsequent to the adoption of resolution 11, the IKF will be in touch with the IOC on the matter.