Gender equality in sport for improved public health

Brown, Wendy J. and Mielke, Gregore I. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. (2016) Gender equality in sport for improved public health. The Lancet, 388 (10051). pp. 1257-1258. ISSN 0140-6736


In the 2016 Lancet Series on physical activity, published to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics, authors consider developments in our understanding of relations between physical activity and human health since the 2012 Olympic Games in London. One notable event for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in this quadrennium was the adoption of their Olympic Agenda 2020, which reaffirms the IOC commitment to work with International Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees, as well as the UN, to increase the participation of girls and women in sport. The goal is for 50% of Olympic participants to be women by 2020.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 03:02
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 23:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender equality, sport, public health
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30881-9

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