Sri Lanka hunts for athlete to receive top IOC Award | Sunday Observer

Sri Lanka hunts for athlete to receive top IOC Award

14 March, 2021

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Sri Lanka is in the process of nominating a woman athlete who has done yeomen service for women for the 2021 sports award to be presented by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The woman should have worked towards gender equality in the country to win this award.

“The IOC is more than ever committed to its mission to encourage and support the promotion of women in sport at all levels and in all structure.

“The annual IOC Women and Sports Award presents an important opportunity to recognize the women, men and organizations that are working towards gender equality in sports around the world,” said a media release by the IOC. The closing date for applications is March 15 and those who possess suitable qualifications can apply with credentials and copies of certificates.

Those who are eligible to receive the awards are individuals such as a retired athlete who is no longer involved in elite competitive sport, an administrator, a coach, a journalist or writer, a sponsor and an academic and organisations such as the National Olympic Committee (NOC), an International Federation, a National Federation, a continental Association of NOC’s and a sports club.

Sri Lanka did not nominate a candidate last year due to the Covid-19 but sent a nomination in 2019 in Merith Torzar who won a merit award.