A new report has found a “vast” gender wage gap exists within sport, with female athletes battling for better pay in a billion-dollar industry that remains predominantly male.
Key to this is removing the range of systematic barriers facing women in sport. These barriers include
sexist behaviour, gender pay gaps and poor media coverage. According to The Tucker Centre for Research
on Girls and Women in Sport,3 although 40 per cent of participants in sport are female only four per cent
of sports media coverage goes to female sports.
As the money’s in the media the pay gap is a surprise because?