Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: October 18, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412979344 | Print ISBN: 9781412960830 | Online ISBN: 9781412979344| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this handbook
Chapter 87: Women's Leadership in the Olympic Movement
Mary A. Hums
Women's leadership in the olympic movement An experience beyond words awaits people who visit the magical site of the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. Nestled in the hills of the western Peloponnesus, the antiquities invite even the most casual sports fan to walk on the rocks and hills once trod upon by athletes in the first Olympic Games of 776 B.C.E. The author of this chapter has visited the ancient site several times and is always amazed at the sight of people who may not have run in years heading to the stone starting line imbedded in the stadium dirt and then sprinting as best they can, in their own gold medal fantasy, for many meters down the dusty ground of the stadium before raising their arms in a personal victory celebration. In keeping with the Olympic spirit, this chapter provides a brief overview of women and leadership in ...