The Participation of Women in Brazilian Olympic Sport

Authored by: Katia Rubio

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  March  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415522533
eBook ISBN: 9780203121375
Adobe ISBN: 9781136326967

10.4324/9780203121375.ch14

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Abstract

When narrating the trajectory of Brazilian women in sport, we see close connections between women’s accomplishments in sports and in other cultural spheres. Women were excluded from sport at first, encountered discrimination for many years, and most recently became indispensable participants.

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