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For me, the most important photograph of Women's Olympic Participation: the 1912 British 4 x100 freestyle relay team.
The presentation explores a well-known but often taken for granted photograph showing swimmers of 1912 wearing revealing swimsuits. It argues that competitive principles rather than modesty defined the appearance and ...
Women’s Football During World War One
(Shire Publications Ltd, 2014-10-31)
Prior to the World War One, women’s football had a rocky existence. The earliest organised game seems to have taken place on 9 May 1881 when a team calling themselves England played a side named Scotland at Easter Road, ...
The Most Important Photograph in the History of Women's Olympic Participation: Jennie Fletcher and the British 4×100 Freestyle relay team at the Stockholm 1912 Games
(Taylor and Francis, 2012-05)
When Charlotte Cooper, a tennis player, won Britain's first women's gold medal at the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, she was part of a middle-class amateur tradition. Jennie Fletcher (1890–1968) was a very different ...
Globalising Women's Football: Europe, Migration and Professionalisation
(Peter Lang, 2013-07-22)
With an estimated 26 million female players globally (6 million based in Europe), the evolution of football has been dramatic. Growth in the women’s game has led to more widespread player migration as new forms of ...
Women's Olympic Games 1921-1935
(ABC Clio, 2012-04-01)
This article is a summary of the Women's Olympic Games, founded in 1921 and with a final edition in 1935.
Football and Feminism
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-01-01)
The chapter looks at the development of what is conventionally called 'women's football' from an historical point of view in assessing how gender has been an aspect of the performance and commercial profile of the game.