Only 1.8% of sport articles are written by women – so much for progress

The case of Rochelle Clark, England’s most capped rugby player, is a salutary lesson in how men continue to dominate sports coverage in national newspapers

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Equality Standard for Sport

The Standard is owned by the 5 Sports Councils through the Sports Councils Equality Group (SCEG).

The first ever equality Standard for sport was launched in November 2004. It was last updated and re-launched by SCEG in March 2012 to ensure it remained fit for purpose and reflected the latest equality legislation.