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Smiling assassins, brides-to-be and super mums : the importance of gender and celebrity in media framing of female athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games / Katherin...

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Dashper, Katherine

Full title: Smiling assassins, brides-to-be and super mums : the importance of gender and celebrity in media framing of female athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games / Katherine Dashper

The Olympic Games offer a rare opportunity for women in sport to receive broad media interest, with recognizable and familiar athletes receiving higher levels of attention by journalists during this media-event. This article reports on a case study of representations of three female athletes within the British print press during the 2016 Olympic Games. Nicola Adams (boxing), Charlotte Dujardin (dressage) and Jessica Ennis-Hill (heptathlon) were all gold medallists in 2012, so already had some celebrity in Britain prior to 2016, which journalists built on during the Games.

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