Addressing the Needs of Female Professional and Amateur Athletes

Kerri Walsh (L) of the United States hits the ball during the Women’s 1/4 final matches at the 2011 Swatch World Tour Beijing Grand Slam in Chaoyang Park on June 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) Kerri Walsh (L) of the United States hits the ball during the Women’s 1/4 final matches at the 2011 Swatch World Tour Beijing Grand Slam in Chaoyang Park on June 11, 2011 in Beijing, China. (Photo by: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

This study fills a major gap in the development of the dialogue around women's sports, a report that for the first time articulates female athletes' sense of the most pressing issues they face as competitors today. The results show that while many improvements have been made in U.S. women's sports, especially since the 1996 Olympic Games, there remains a consistent cluster of issues that needs to be addressed. This report outlines those issues and serves as the basis for policy recommendations and to facilitate communication about athletes' needs.

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Published Feb 1, 2001
By Women's Sports Foundation

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