Croatian Morana Palikovic Gruden was awarded the IOC 2019 Women and Sport Trophy for Europe

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New York | United States 19 MARCH 2019 IOC Women in Sport Awards Winner for Europe IOC 2019 #WomenAndSportAwards Winner for Europe: Ms Morana Palikovic Gruden (Croatia). An experienced sports official, she has been pivotal in increasing the number of women holding managerial positions at European, national and local level. @hrv_olimp_odbor #WomenInSport Photography by Greg Martin/IOC

Morana Palikovic Gruden, Vice President of the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC), was awarded the IOC 2019 IOC Women and Sport Trophy  for Europe, at the United Nations headquarters (UN) in New York City (US).

In partnership with UN Women, this award is given to women, one for each continent, who distinguished for their advocacy and leadership in promoting girls and women’s participation in sport at all levels.

Morana, who is a Member of the EOC Gender Equality in Sport Commission since 2005, is the winner for Europe.

A former athlete in several sports, a journalist and politician, she has been active in the promotion and advancement of gender equality in sport and increasing women’s holding of managerial positions at national and local level.

She serves also as Chair of the Winter Sports Committee of the COC Assembly and President of the Croatian Skating Federation.