Sport, Equality And Discrimination – The Year In Review 2022

Equality and discrimination in sport

Friday March 17, 2023 By Lydia Banerjee

If you look at the issue of equality in sport, there are recurring themes every year, but different aspects come to the fore. In 2022, the men’s soccer World Cup was held in Qatar amid protests and publicity stunts by those campaigning specifically for the rights of people in the LGBQTI+ community.

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games was one of many stories of para-athletes’ rising visibility and notoriety. We will look at the progress made for parasport and the next steps that are so overdue.

The incredible performances of England women’s football team, the Lionesses, will long be remembered by anyone who has watched part of their Euro 2022 campaign. But the comments immediately after their victory again highlighted the discrepancy between the men’s and women’s teams. We will look at some of the issues related to gender inequality that still exist in many sports.

In addition to the issues posed for cis women, 2022 has also been a year in which many sports have grappled with how to balance inclusion with fair competition in the context of transgender sports participation. We will look at some of the approaches and cases in this area and the next steps for this complex and multifaceted topic.

Racism remains a serious problem in sport and sport-related social media, and a quick look at some of the top stories in this area concludes this year’s chapter on Equality and Discrimination in the LawInSport Yearbook 2022:

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Lydia Banerjee

Lydia Banerjee

Lydia is an active member of the Littleton Chambers Sports Law Group. In line with the broader specializations of the Chambers, Lydia’s core areas are commercial law and labor law. Lydia’s trading practice involves disputes, including contract interpretation, professional negligence and director’s duties. Lydia’s employment work has a particular focus on disability discrimination, but also encompasses all areas of court proceedings and litigation relating to bonuses and restrictive covenants.

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