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Ghost Administrators: Re-centring Marisa Bonacossa, Lydia Zanchi and Suzanne Otth Within International Sport Organizations

  • Quentin Tonnerre
  • Philippe Vonnard
  • Nicola Sbetti
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Abstract

It is only in the last three decades that women have reached the top positions in international organizations. However, this does not mean that women have always been absent from these institutions. In fact, before the 1980s they were present in the sport organization. Their roles, rather than being than passive have until now, been hidden. In order to demonstrate that, this research will investigate the case of two women who were active inside the International Olympic Committee, Marisa Bonacossa and Lydia Zianchi, and one, Suzanne Otth, who spent more than twenty years inside the Union of European Football Associations. These cases are interesting because these three women were active at different times of the history of international sport organizations and occupied different positions inside these bodies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Quentin Tonnerre
    • 1
  • Philippe Vonnard
    • 1
  • Nicola Sbetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Sport Sciences, University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department for Life Quality StudiesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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