Misogyny and inequality in Olympic sports

Written by on June 13, 2024

By Mihret Amdu Yirgeta, September 15 2021—

I remember when I first heard about Sha’Carri Richardson, an incredibly talented sprinter, who had high hopes of joining the US Olympic Team in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Even as I applauded her talent, I felt dread over how popular and renowned she was becoming — it felt like a bad omen.

Sure enough, the praise did not last very long as news came about her

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