Female Track & Field Athletes the Target of Online Abuse During World Championships

December 13, 2022

During the 2022 World Championships, female athletes received 60 percent of all online abuse via Twitter and Instagram, according to a report released in November by World Athletics, the international governing body of track and field.

It was the second time World Athletics monitored social media during two weeks of high-profile competition, in an effort to better understand which athletes are receiving abuse, such as sexual harassment or racial slurs, and in what form. Women’s Running