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WOMEN ATHLETES ARE STILL PUT IN SECOND PLACE AT THE OLYMPICS – IT’S TIME TO SPRINT TOWARDS EQUALITY

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Laura Hills

First published in The Conversation, August 2016.

Women athletes are still put in second place at the Olympics – it’s time to sprint towards equality

Laura Hills

Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Sport, Brunel University London

Disclosure statement

Laura Hills receives funding from the Football Association, for research on mixed gender sport policy.

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Part 1

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