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Author Donnelly, Michele K., author.

Title Gender equality and the Olympic programme / Michele K. Donnelly
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2023


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 145 pages)
Series Women, Sport and Physical Activity
Women, sport and physical activity
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. A quantitative analysis of gender inequalities and the Olympic programme: by the numbers -- 3. A qualitative analysis of gender inequalities and the Olympic programme: beyond the numbers -- 4. Sport-specific mixed-gender and open competition events and gender equality: "encourage the inclusion of mixed-gender team events" -- 5. Mixed-gender relay and team events and gender equality: "encourage the inclusion of mixed-gender team events" -- 6. Gratuitous gendering, gender equality, and the Olympic programme -- Index
Summary This innovative study examines the Olympic programme from a critical feminist perspective, to shed new light on the issues of gender and inclusion at the Olympic Games and in the Olympic Movement. Incorporating both quantitative and qualitative data, the book identifies and analyzes the changes and remaining gender differences made on the Olympic Programmes for London 2012, and each of the subsequent Summer and Winter Olympic Games (Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, and Pyeongchang 2018), as well as the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Games. The book draws on the IOCs own publications, information from International and National Sport Federations, and media sources to describe and explain the IOCs slow and uneven progress toward gender equality at the Olympic Games. This is important reading for any student, researcher, practitioner or policy maker with an interest in the Olympic Games, sport studies, gender studies, womens sport or major events
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject International Olympic Committee
Olympics -- Social aspects -- History -- 21st century
Women Olympic athletes -- History -- 21st century
Sex discrimination in sports -- History -- 21st century
Sports -- Sex differences
Sex discrimination in sports -- Law and legislation.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports
Olympics -- Social aspects
Sex discrimination in sports
Sports -- Sex differences
Women Olympic athletes
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781000827699