Olympic Federation of Ireland AGM passes motion for minim gender balance of 40% on Executive Committee

The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OCI) at its AGM on 8 September unanimously  passed the motion for a minimum gender balance of 40% on its Executive Committee.

The 40% minimum gender balance will be written into the OFI constitition and ensures that no gender can be represented less than 40% on the decision-making body.

During the AGM, the OC also announced a partnership memorandum on certain common areas of strategic interest with Paralympics Ireland.

Olympic Federation of Ireland CEO, Peter Sherrard said”

“It was an important day to have this milestone approved at our AGM by our 39 member sports who unanimously approved the changes.  It means that from 2020 and the new elections we will have a minimum 40% gender balance on the board.  Gender diversity is extremely important and has been shown to enhance good decision making. Ultimately we all benefit.”

The OFI also soft launched their new website which will be developed further in the coming months and can be viewed at www.olympics.ie

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