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Shelley Lucas

exclusion of countless other untold, unconstructed and/or undocumented narratives about women’s experiences over their 13 years of competition—not only gives short-shrift to the women athletes of that time, but may further limit present day interest and understanding of women’s cycling. Histories for the

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Holly Thorpe, Julie Brice and Anna Rolleston

, where players can describe their experiences and how they make meaning of their lives as athletes. This paper addresses this gap by both providing space for women athletes’ voices, and also exploring how culture interacts with, resists, and is at times silenced within, the highly Westernized high

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Jules Boykoff

; Gaffney, 2013 ). Sports economists have debunked fictitious promises of host-city fiscal nirvana ( Zimbalist, 2015 ; Baade & Matheson, 2016 ). Scholars have demonstrated that despite gains made by women athletes over the years within the Olympics, there remain significant advances still to be made in

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Paulette Stevenson

representations of female athletes in the late 1990s engage in “stealth feminism” (i.e., an underground version of feminism). Sexualized images of women, outward versions of female masculinity, superhero representations of female athletes, and corporatized campaigns with women athletes all represent a feminism in

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Anne Tjønndal

other side has been an Olympic event since 1904. While equality of access is on the rise for women athletes, men still dominate positions of power in sport on a global scale (e.g.,  Fasting, 2003 ; Fasting & Sand, 2009 ; Pfister, 2013 ). Sport remains one of the social institutions where male

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Christina A. Geithner, Claire E. Molenaar, Tommy Henriksson, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Kajsa Gilenstam

). Age of menarche and menstruation characteristics of Puerto Rican women athletes . Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 9 ( 2 ), 179 – 183 . PubMed ID: 2077556 Schorer , J. , Baker , J. , Büsch , D. , Wilhelm , A. , & Pabst , J. ( 2009 ). Relative age, talent identification and youth

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Kari Stefansen, Gerd Marie Solstad, Åse Strandbu and Maria Hansen

-9566.2012.01458.x Fasting , K. , & Brackenridge , C. ( 2005 ). The grooming process in sport: Case studies of sexual harassment and abuse . Auto/Biography, 13 ( 1 ): 33 – 52 . doi:10.1191/0967550705ab016oa Fasting , K. , Brackenridge , C. , & Walseth , K. ( 2007 ). Women athletes’ personal responses

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Adele Pavlidis, Millicent Kennelly and Laura Rodriguez Castro

.J. ( 2015 ). Gendering Olympians: Olympic media guide profiles of men and women athletes . Sociology of Sport Journal, 32 ( 3 ), 312 – 331 . doi: 10.1123/ssj.2013-0123 Chalip , L. ( 2014 ). From legacy to leverage . In J. Grix (Ed.), Leveraging legacies from sports mega-events: Concepts and

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Colin J. Lewis, Simon J. Roberts, Hazel Andrews and Rebecca Sawiuk

. , & Walseth , K. ( 2007 ). Women athletes’ personal responses to sexual harassment in sport . Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 19, 419 – 433 . doi: 10.1080/10413200701599165 Fasting , K. , & Sand , T.S. ( 2015 ). Narratives of sexual harassment experiences in sport . Qualitative Research in

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Leticia Oseguera, Dan Merson, C. Keith Harrison and Sue Rankin

women college athletes at Division III reporting greater gains in general education than college athletes at Division I or II schools. Relative to the general student body, women athletes performed comparably to women non-athletes while men college athletes reported greater gains than their non