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Sport and equality - the year in review 2018/19

Women's Football
Thursday, 13 June 2019 By Lydia Banerjee

Looking back over 2018 and the first half of 2019 we can see a real momentum in challenging gender equality in sport; some ground-breaking moments for disabled athletes; a change of tone in relation to sexual orientation discrimination; but, sadly, a sense of stagnation in relation to racial equality.

This article provides a snap shot on equality and diversity issues in sport over the last year. There are links provided to additional sources for readers looking for more detail on the issues identified, and the author always welcome further debate.

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Lydia Banerjee

Lydia Banerjee

Lydia Banerjee co-leaders the Littleton Sports law group.  Lydia regularly acts as counsel and/or as arbitrator in various sports; particularly by reference to her expertise in safeguarding, athlete welfare and equalities law issues.  She frequently appears as a panellist and speaker at domestic and international sporting conferences, is on the LawInSport Editorial Board and on the Sports Resolutions panel of arbitrators.

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