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Month: March 2019

Life After Sports for Female Athletes

Life After Sports for Female Athletes

By Niovie Constantinou, Contributor Professional female athletes, just like male athletes, spend their career focusing on their sport, wholeheartedly committing to it from a very young age. The result can be that they rely excessively on their identities as sportspeople, revolving their whole life around that identity. When they later retire from sport, they may suffer a sense of loss and find it difficult to transition into their new lives. For this reason, there are a number of the programs…

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Financial Education for Women in Sports: An Economic Imperative

Financial Education for Women in Sports: An Economic Imperative

By Mayi Cruz Blanco Although girls and women have been able to access sports in growing numbers in the last decades, very few women have been able to reach senior leadership positions in the world of sports.  Moreover, investment into girls and women sporting careers, remain dramatically low within international sport governing bodies; a direct effect from lacking critical mass of female leaders across the whole industry. Currently, it is estimated that fewer than 20 per cent of Chief Executive…

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Organizations and Initiatives that help Women Athletes

Organizations and Initiatives that help Women Athletes

By Demetris Constantinou, Contributor The notion of women athletes is younger than most people believe as it was brought to birth at the beginning of the 20th century, with women participating in the Paris Olympic Games. The 1900 Olympics were a historic moment which acted as a benchmark for the development of women athletes and the debunking of the myth that sports are a male oriented matter. Since then, sports have always driven women’s battle against inequality through the formation…

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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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