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Kane quoted in Star Tribune on Olympic athletes as "eye candy"

KaneMJ-2005.jpg Dr. Mary Jo Kane, professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Tucker Center, was quoted in a Star Tribune article titled, "Aye-aye to Olympics eye candy."

On the difference of appreciating Olympic figures to sexualizing them, Kane stated, "If it's a means of celebrating their bodies, it's fine. For the athletes, it's having a public venue to expose their very well-crafted and hard-earned bodies. Sports is ultimately about the body and what you can do with your body to achieve success."

  • Read the entire Star Tribune article here.

  • Learn more about Kane's ground-breaking research on "sex selling" sport here.

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