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What legacy has the Olympics left for women’s sports?

What legacy has the Olympics left for women’s sports?

Britain’s success at the Rio Olympics was an incredible feat by all of those involved, with both teams smashing their target totals. However, many cases of sexism came to light during the games, proving that sexism is still prevalent in many sports today. Is this what is holding women and girls back from becoming involved in sports?

Perhaps there are other reasons for this too. On the bus the other day I came across an article saying more women should get into cycling to be role models for younger girls. There’s nothing wrong with that I hear you cry – and in theory there isn’t, women should be role models. They should show girls that they can do anything they set their minds to. However, if you think about it for a minute, how easy is it to get into these sports? Personally, as a 20 year old female who would love to get into track cycling, I have no idea how I can get into the sport. I figure it’s rather difficult (please someone let me know otherwise!) as I don’t live near an Olympic velodrome; so no matter how much I have been inspired to get into sport – the resources just aren’t there. […]

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