Gender parity in sports still far off, says former Olympian

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Nicole Hoevertsz. Photo: UN

Gender parity in sports both "on and off the field" is still far off, according to the International Olympic Committee (OIC).

The organization has been working with young people in Brazil ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to spread messages of equality, non-discrimination, non-violence and girls' empowerment.

It has also been trying to increase the number of women in its leadership but is still falling short, says a former Olympian representing the organization at this year's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.

Nicole Hoevertsz, a former synchronized swimmer from Aruba, told Jocelyne Sambira why she is a strong believer in the power of sports.

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