Kitty Chiller wins IOC Women and Sport Award
Kitty Chiller, President of Modern Pentathlon Australia and the Oceania Confederation, was one of six winners of the International Olympic Committee’s Women and Sport Awards 2020.
The winners were revealed on INternational Women’s Day on March 8 and the IOC said of the six recipients: “All have made remarkable contributions to the development, encouragement and reinforcement of women’s and girls’ participation in sport.”
President Chiller was recognised along with Salima Souakri (ALG), Guylaine Demers (CAN), Kim Jin-ho (KOR) and Else Trangbaek (DEN), as well as non-profit organisation Skateistan.
Lydia Nsekera, Chair of the IOC Women in Sport Commission, said: “Over the last 20 years, the IOC Women and Sport Awards have represented an opportunity to celebrate change-makers and show the important role that sport can play in addressing gender equality issues.
“Choosing six winners out of the impressive applications that we received has been a challenge, and I am really proud of the quality of the projects that will be honoured.”
The Sydney 2000 Olympian was Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic team at Rio 2016, becoming the first woman to take charge of the team. Outside of her pentathlon commitments she now works as Chief Executive Officer at Gymnastics Australia.