Walinga on the Olympic Games

September 4, 2016
Goldstream News Gazette
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School of Communication and Culture Director and Prof. and former Olympic athlete Jennifer Walinga was interviewed by Joel Tansey of the Goldstream News Gazette about sexism and other issues during the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

Here is an excerpt:

“There’s financial support for women, but the actual support by the public to come and watch a women’s sporting event is still very low compared to a man’s,” says Walinga. “People are mentioning in the media that 75 per cent of the medals were won by women, but then they don’t take it another step and say that means that women are incredibly capable, they are just as athletic as men. We need to start acknowledging them as athletes and make something out of this fact.”

Read the full interview