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The Rio Olympics have seen sportswomen in the spotlight but female sports journalists still find it hard to break through

This article titled “Women hit the headlines in sport – why aren’t there more writing about it?” was written by Suzanne Franks, for theguardian.com on Thursday 18th August 2016 09.39 UTC

Two weeks of Olympic coverage are a rare time when sustained coverage of female sports stars hits the headlines. The airwaves are full of women running, jumping, cycling and riding.

Yet outside the period of major sporting festivals, evidence from the Women’s Sports and Fitness Foundation suggests that only 5% of total sports coverage relates to activities by women.

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