• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Discus How the image of the modern sporting, portrayed at the Olympic Games influences women's access to sport around the world.

Extracts from this document...


Discus How the image of the modern sporting, portrayed at the Olympic Games influences women's access to sport around the world In modern day society it is male dominated and so is sport as sport reflects the culture that it is played in. If you randomly ask someone in the street to name a famous sports person it is very likely for that person to name a male sportsman. For there is only one professional women footballer in England where as there is hundreds of male professional footballers. As there is few women sport role models there fore less women are inspired to do sport and overall a less participation, which means less women, sports stars and that's means less models. ...read more.


Women's role in society is seen as needing to conform to a set an image, referred to as 'femininity', and consequently the amount of and type of sport they play must adhere to this trait guide. There have been myths about women and sport and although, thankfully, these have now been largely displaced, many people still hold some faith in them. Other problems concern time - women, due t the demands of work and family, tend to have much less time for leisure than men, and even when they do they are often physically exhausted to take part. ...read more.


As there is less women taking part in sport than men women have become a target group for Sport England which is an organisation to encourage participation in sport. The sport for all campaign, originally set up in 1972 and still continuing, highlights the value of sport and that was something to which all members of the community should have access. The campaign initially hoped to increase the opportunities for sport and recreation through developing more facilities, and by informing and educating the public on what was available. More recently the campaign has become more diverse to target groups of the community that remain underrepresented in sport. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Contemporary Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Contemporary Studies essays

  1. Analyse the effects that staging a major sporting event can have on an area.

    rights to use the Olympic name and image on their products and in their advertising. For example Coca-Cola is the official non-alcoholic beverage for Athens 2004. The other kind of sponsor is the sponsor who provides a service or function at the sporting event.

  2. The Role And Development Of Women In Sport

    This was a substantial change and was quite radical for the time. In light of the changing curriculum for girls there was a gradual shift in medical opinions about girls exercise. Many doctors were in support of more energetic forms of exercise for girls, whilst some were even campaigning for it to be made a compulsory part of the curriculum.

  1. Factors Affecting Individual Performance and Participation in games.

    * Runs campaigns against things like the loss of school playing fields. National Coaching Foundation * Founded in 1983 to: o co-ordinate coaching and coach education o improve skill and knowledge of coaches o provide network of coaching development officers o work closely with sports council, national governing bodies, British Olympic Association, local authorities and education.

  2. Sport and society

    The game 'Mob Football' started between the 7th and 9th century. Some reasons for the growth of Football were the improvement of transport, the growth of the railway from the 1840's allowed people to travel around England.

  1. Athlete diet plan

    3371.37 - 1482 = 1889.37 kcal Macronutrient intake; Carbohydrates; Recommend Nutritional Intake (RNI); 316.28g Actual intake; Breakfast; 25.7g+5g= 30.7g Lunch; 28g+13.7g=41.7g Tea; 0.6g+16g+9g+1.1g+0.5g=27.2 Snacks; 3.6g Drinks; 10g Total intake; 113.2g Difference between RNI and actual intake; 316.28-113.2=203.08 under RNI Fibre; RNI; 20 - 35g Actual intake; Breakfast; 10.1g Lunch; 1g+0.5g=1.5g

  2. Key Components in the Leisure and Recreation Industry.

    This is known as the records and archives service. Catering Leisure catering includes pubs and clubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways. Its firmly placed in the private sector with some exceptions. A catering company provides a service according to the specification of the 'client' and often under the client's name.

  1. Social Aspects of Sport

    In the 1990s the sports council rather than devoting time for the participation of sport it concentrated on the excellence of its athletes, sports councils then became Sport England. The political involvement of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games are the biggest sporting events in the world and are therefore

  2. We Gave Sport to The World - Social Aspects

    This helped retain a social distinction in the sport and prevented the gentlemen amateurs from being beaten by the lower class professionals. Rugby Football began in the 19th Century however, developed differently in the north from the south. Whilst the south remained amateur the northern players needed to be paid

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work