Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from New Zealand’s only specialist human rights radio show Speak up – Kōrerotia.
With the Rio Olympics due to start next month, this episode discusses human rights in the sporting context and touches on subjects such as –
- The portrayal of sportswomen in the media
- Paralympics and breaking down barriers of perceptions of able-bodied and disabled people
- Human rights abuses perpetrated in the lead-up to and during Olympic Games
- Steps taken by the International Olympic Committee to redress these abuses
- The world of elite gymnastics
The panel for this show includes Roslyn Kerr from Lincoln University, whose research looks at the world of elite gymnastics, Ashley Abbott from the New Zealand Olympic Committee, and Barbara Kendall, five-time Olympian and member of the International Olympic Committee. This discussion is preceded by an interview with William Stedman, New Zealand’s youngest Paralympian for Rio 2016.
Find out more in our collection
- Find titles about the Paralympics and paralympians
- Find titles about Women athletes
- Find titles about doping in sports
- Find articles about human rights and the Olympic Games (access with your library card & password / PIN)
- Find articles about homelessness and the Olympic Games (access with your library card & password / PIN)