Fasting has been awarded the IOC Award “IOC Women and Sport Award” for Europe in 2021.
Each year, the International Olympic Committee awards prizes to one person or organization per continent. In addition, a world winner is selected who has made special efforts to promote women’s interest in sports.
– On behalf of the Norwegian Sports and Sports Council, I would like to congratulate Kari Puasa on this prestigious award. This is an international acknowledgment of Fasting’s important work for a more equal and fair sport, said sports president Berit Kjøll.
– Fasting has been, and is now, a champion of equality and the prevention of harassment and abuse in sport since he was part of the national athletic team in the 1960s. Her work and strong commitment to promoting opportunities for women in sport, as a mentor, researcher and spokesperson, has been instrumental in changing the policies and norms that over time have contributed to a more equal sport, not only in Norway but also globally. , he continued. .
The award winners were announced during the IOC session in Beijing ahead of the Winter Olympics. Hashimoto Seiko from Japan, won the 2021 World Award.
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