Professional Publications

London Olympic Games: A Great Victory for Women

116 years after the father of the modern Olympic Games, Baron de Coubertin, declared in 1896 that he refuses to allow women to take part in the games, the London Games have come full circle: all countries, without exception, included at least one female athlete in their delegations.
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Women in Sports: Who Needs Quotas?

Even though the number of women in sports is increasing year after year, when it comes to senior executive positions in  national and international sports federations, when it comes to decision making roles – women are a tiny minority. What should be done?
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Women’s Physiological Pharacteristics in Combat Sports, Gender Disparities: Theoretical Background and Practical Recommendations

Theoretical background and practical recommendations: are there characteristics unique to women in their response to physical exertions in the combat sports? If so, how can these findings be used to identify female athletes for combat sports, to monitor, to build a plan?
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Women in the Olympic Games: No Longer a Marginalized Minority

Women’s participation in the Olympic Games, a review. From the ancient period through to the 2012 London Olympic Games, where women  competed in the most recent combat sport, which had until then been closed to them – boxing.
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Women in the Olympic Games: No Longer a Marginalized Minority

Women’s participation in the Olympic Games, a review. From the ancient period through to the 2012 London Olympic Games, where women  competed in the most recent combat sport, which had until then been closed to them – boxing.
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Losing is Not an Option! Women’s Basketball in Israel and Its Struggle for Equality (1985–2002)

An article that sheds light on the process that changed Israeli sports between 1981 and 2002. The article follows the struggle for equality for women’s basketball in Israel from an historic and conceptual perspective, highlighting the disparities in the sport.
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Family Doctors Recommend: Sports from Age Two

An article in the Haaretz daily newspaper from 2013, presenting the recommendations of the Israeli Task Force of Family Physicians on Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. The document places the emphasis for the first time on regular physical activity, which is required from as early an age as two.
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Comparison between Olympic Sports and non-Olympic sports

A publication of the Knesset Information and Research Center from 2011, which includes a comparison between Olympic sports and non-Olympic sports, in terms of the numbers of registered athletes, achievements and budgets.
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THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: A GENDER EQUALITY AUDIT

Three milestones for gender equality were achieved in the 2012 London Olympic Games: the percentage of women athletes was higher than in any previous Games, women competed in every sport and no countries were left that barred women from the Games.
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Changing the Game for Girls

A rare glimpse and an opportunity to hear the voices of the girls themselves, expressing their approach to physical fitness and sports. The article presents gender inequalities in participation in sports activities, from upper elementary school grades and on.
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All Talk, or Action, Too? Gender differences in engaging in physical activity in Israel at the start of the twenty-first century

All Talk, or Action, Too? Gender differences in engaging in physical activity in Israel at the start of the twenty-first century. Data collected in 2007 as a part of the ISSP Project. The study classified those engaging in physical activity into different archetypes and checked the
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