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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 and Sport or Women’s Sport?
This is the introductory chapter to the book and sets out the terminology to be used such as women's sport, contemporary history and the changing etymology of the word sport.
Women, Sport and Culture: From The 1948 Olympic Games to Rome 1960
The chapter has two sections. The first looks at the expansion of the Olympic programme for women between 1948 and 1960 and the changing cultural values of Olympism during this time. The second section argues that Olympic ...
Playing By The Rules: Sport and The Law Exhibition
(The Supreme Court, 2012-07-26)
With a particular focus on the Olympics, the exhibition offers an introduction to how the legal profession has helped support the development and financing of sport over the years - as well as taking a look at some lawyers ...
Jane Fletcher, [Jennie] (1890–1968), swimmer and Olympic title holder
(Oxford University Press, 2012-05-01)
Fletcher, Jane [Jennie] (1890–1968), swimmer, was born at 46 Checkett's Road, Belgrave, Leicester, on 19 March 1890, the fourth daughter of John Frederick Fletcher, shoe riveter and later fishmonger, and his wife, Emily, ...
The Olympic Games, Popular Imperialism and The Woman Question
This chapter looks at the early International Olympic Committee versions of the Olympic Games from 1896-1912 and female access to a range of competitive opportunities. The chapter focuses on sports stars like Lottie Dod, ...