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Month: March 2019

The need for female role models in sports

The need for female role models in sports

By Andreas Themistokleous, Contributor It really should have been a very brief article: “If she can’t see it, she can’t be it. Thanks for reading”. But, then, the editor would probably kick me off the team so, all jokes aside, you probably get the hint. In February 2018, UNESCO called for fairer coverage of female sports and sportswomen, announcing that “only 4% of sports media content is dedicated to women’s sport and only 12% of sports news is presented by…

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How the Woman Money Smart Athlete can fight inequality

How the Woman Money Smart Athlete can fight inequality

By Constantinos Massonos, Contributor Gender inequality has been an issue in society all through recorded history, with countless cases of women facing issues of equality in their relationships, career, education, and other aspects of their lives.  Historically in sports, female athletes have been treated differently from male athletes, and while many inequalities of the past are being eradicated, women athletes still have to fight for equality in their rights, equality in their pay, and equality in the way they are…

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March 2019 Editorial: Women Athlete Issues

March 2019 Editorial: Women Athlete Issues

1 March, 2019 Sport is a universally shared human culture and as such it should be equally shared by men and women across the globe.  Women’s history in sport is fairly new though, it just dates back to the 19th century.  The first time that female athletes participated in the modern Olympic Games, was the second Olympic Games in 1900; just 12 female athletes out of a total of 1,066 athletes from 19 countries.  Gender inequality in sports is, unfortunately,…

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