Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) around the world, and the 2017 campaign theme is Be Bold For Change (#BeBoldForChange)
In the past, I wrote about Athletes-turned-Coach Irena Szewinska and Margot Wells as well as Athletes Wyomia Tyus and Chi Cheng.
In 2014, I interviewed Canada’s Jessica Zelinka.
So it’s fitting to see this infographic on how a top male and female athlete from a selection of professional sports to see how their salaries and sponsorship deals compare.
As expected the men are earning a substantial amount more in professional football than women but both sexes are entitled to same prize money for winning a grand slam tennis event.
The infographic contains a range of detailed statistics on money individual prize money offered across a number of events as well as a history of equal pay in professional sport and an insight into sponsorship and TV deals which affect the levels of money in sport.
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