Following a brief discussion of Summer Games, each one is analyzed according to a template, including the following: opening quotation(s); description of the event—that is, how it is performed; historical context; rhetorical aspects; women’s unique role in the event, highlighting in bold particular female athletes associated with it; popular cultural representations of the event in various media forms; Paralympic events; affiliated organizations; and resources, both reflecting the research and suggesting further reading. For Summer, these are the events: Aquatics (Diving, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, and Water Polo), Archery, Athletics (Track and Field, Mixed and Marathon), Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Canoe/kayaking, Cycling (BMX, Mountain Bike, Road, Track), Equestrian (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football/soccer, Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic), Judo, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Softball, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Team Handball, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball (Indoor and Beach), Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
KeywordsAthletics Cycling Fencing Field hockey Football/Soccer Gymnastics Swimming Para-events
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