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Summer Events

  • Linda K. Fuller
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Athletics Cycling Fencing Field hockey Football/Soccer Gymnastics Swimming Para-events 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda K. Fuller
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  1. 1.Worcester State UniversityWorcesterUSA

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