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BBC Sport offer a week’s worth of content dedicated to International Women’s Day

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Kicking off the week, Serena Williams will appear in a video filmed by BBC Sport reciting a reimagined version of Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, ‘If’.

  • Results of 2021 BBC Sport Global Prize money study to be published on Monday 8 March
  • Inspirational interview with teenage swimmer Ellie Challis who lost all her limbs to Meningitis will feature
  • Team GB’s first ever female Chef de Mission Georgie Harland to write opinion piece about visibility of women in top sports jobs
  • Serena Williams to perform reimagined version of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’, filmed by BBC Sport
  • West Ham women’s sports psychologist and UK Sport’s coach developer Jenna Coady to provide insight into her career
  • Round table with some of Britain’s top black athletes to look into how race and gender representation in sport has changed since start of the Millennium
  • Starting on Monday 8 March, BBC Sport online will publish a host of content dedicated to International Women’s Day available throughout the week until Sunday 14 March.

Monday 8 March will also see BBC Sport’s Global Prize money study results published. The study, last conducted in 2017 and also in 2014 will explore the difference in prize money in men and women’s sport. From cliff diving to cricket, football to rugby and golf to road cycling, more sport than ever before will be examined.

Other highlights from the week include interviews with Olympian Elinor Barker and New Zealand Track Cyclist Kirstie James about how Endometriosis has affected their sporting careers and lives, as well as their journey to getting a diagnosis.

Teenager Ellie Challis, who lost all her limbs to Meningitis at just 18 months old, will also give an inspiring interview talking about breaking British records, her ambitions for the future and her determination to succeed as a young sportswomen.

Later in the week, Muay Thai World champion and now a professional boxer, Ruqsana Begum will open up to BBC Sport about leaving an arranged marriage.

Team GB’s first ever female Chef de Mission and Olympic Bronze Medallist Georgie Harland writes an opinion piece about visibility of women in top sport jobs as she prepares the team for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

West Ham women’s sports psychologist and UK Sport’s coach developer Jenna Coady will look at her career to date, as well as how she has helped sportswomen through a difficult year of Covid restrictions and coached those who have experienced trolling.

Finishing off an action packed week, a round table with some of Britain’s top black athletes will look into how race and gender representation in sport has changed since the start of the Millennium. Olympian Donna Fraser, Paralympian Kadeena Cox and Team GB sprinter Imani-Lara Lasiquot will provide their own stories and experiences.

Visit the BBC Sport website and social media channels from Monday 8 March – Sunday 14 March for all content.

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