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In 2016, Yvonne Sampson was given the chance to make history, when she was asked to anchor State of Origin. With this opportunity, Yvonne became one of the first female broadcasters to anchor a major sporting event in this country – and certainly the first to lead the coverage of rugby league’s showpiece.
This week featured a good example of some very lazy journalism coming out of Cricket Australia.
“There were a ton of people in the sports media who wanted Ronda Rousey to be good because it represented their belief that women are better than men.”
2016. For me, it’s a year I’ll remember for the fairy tales.
Cricket Australia is still in the media this week with news that the governing body is under investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman in relation to a clause requiring women to sign a contract stating that they are not pregnant at the time of signing the contract.
This week, AFL gets my award for the ‘good, the bad and the ugly’ when it comes to women in sport.