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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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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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