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to an end， mediacoverage of the event.
by Olympic broadcasters about women athletes led to a debate.
， for example， The announcer said that the athletes "might as well be standing in the middle of a mall."
，， is also her coach.
And the Chicago Tribune newspaper identified bronze medal winner Corey Cogdell-Unrein in a headline as the "wife" of a Chicago football player. The headline failed to give Cogdell- in the sport of trap shooting.
Equal time， unequal treatment
The Olympic Games are an opportunity for women's sports to get as much attention as men's sports on television in America.
ESPN spends only 2 percent of its broadcast time on women's sports. That rate has not changed in 26 years， the study found.
The Olympics， however， are more balanced. A team of researchers found that 58 percent of the television coverage in the first week of the 2016 Olympics included women athletes.
However， by the media is not always the same.
Researchers from Cambridge University studied more than 160 million words from news articles， social media， to describe men and women in Olympic sports.
The researchers found that men most often were described as "great" "strong" and "fastest."
Women， however， words not related to their ability in sports. The researchers noted words like "older，" "pregnant" and "married" often for women athletes.
People on social media have pointed out examples of what they consid of their sex.
Brooks is a market researcher in Los Angeles. She told VOA that sexism in Olympic coverage is "nothing new."
"Many of the broadcasters covering the Rio Olympics are the same reporters who have covered the events in past decades，" Brooks said .
Why， then， a major topic during these Olympics? Some experts say social media may be the answer.
A.J. Marsden is a professor of psychology at Beacon College in Leesburg， Florida. She notes that young people， or millennials， them on social media.
Marsden also said that most of the broadcasters " of sexist statements are a little bit older."
Journalist Lindy West writes about gender equality. She recently wrote a report in The Guardian newspaper about sexism and the Olympics. She offered advice to reporters who cover women's sports.
" female athletes' makeup， and age...than you spend analyzing the incredible feats of strength and skills..."
She also said that reporters should simply write about women athletes "the way you write about male athletes....without mentioning their gender except maybe in the name of the sport."
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