Coronavirus’ impact on women’s sports: How athletes are responding


As the sports world has come to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic, SI senior writer Jenny Vrentas says the hiatus might affect women’s sports in profound ways.

“Salaries for female athletes are on the whole, lower than men, and because in many cases their opportunities for major sponsorship deals are fewer, they are economically not as well positioned to handle the sports world being put on pause,” Vrentas says in Thursday’s Point After.

“[But] when the sports world start spinning again, which it will, let’s focus not only on how the men’s leagues will resume play. It’s the women’s leagues and female athletes who, without our attention, are much more at risk of not being able to pick up where things left off.” 




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