Category: athletes

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The worth of success for young South Korean athletes

Seoul, South Korea – The breakout star of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics has so far been American half-pipe snowboarder Chloe Kim, whose jaw-dropping performance won her gold last week. During that run, the 17-year-old Kim got a lot more cheers from the audience than most US athletes because she is ethnically Korean, having been born in…

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Why are female athletes peaceable paid now not up to males?

The men’s and women’s champions at the Australian Open tennis event are set to pocket four million Australian dollars (US$3.2m) each later this month, an equity often cited as one of the great examples of gender equality in sport. When Wimbledon agreed to offer equal prize-money a decade ago, only nine out of the 44…