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Focus on Sports | 2020

Our year-long global initiative to create articles on women+sports

January: 2019 deaths Activists Public domain Geofocus: Central America

2020 global initiatives: #1day1woman2020 Focus on sports

See also: Future events

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Hello! and welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR), whose objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's biographies and women's works, broadly construed. Did you know that, according to WHGI, only 18.21% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule.
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Women in Red has a special initiative for the whole of 2020 which brings focus to Sport. We are going to devote the year to women in sports, not just the competitors, players, teams and clubs but to notable female support staff, coaches, referees, managers and sponsors, as well as sporting organizations, events, activities, clothes, gear, and so forth.

The virtual edit-a-thon allows enthusiasts from around the globe to participate in the work.

  • The main goals of the event are:
  • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of some of the world's most prominent women
  • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action on a specific area
  • to support Wikipedia in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
  • to promote the new/improved articles and images through social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter)
  • What else?
  • The lists of redlinks should provide inspiration.
  • There is a section where you can list the articles you create each month, and another section where you can add the images you uploaded to Commons.
  • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newcomers.
  • If you tweet about any of the articles, or upload any of the images to Pinterest, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating to sports include:


In addition, we have the following Wikidata lists:

Our expanding list of Sports Notability presents redlinks of women meeting Wikipedia:Notability (sports)

Add other red links here, if possible with a source:


Outcomes (articles)[edit]

Promote our work[edit]


  • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
  • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
  • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter

New or upgraded articles[edit]

Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

  1. Australia Barbara McAulay TW
  2. Australia Robyn Bradshaw
  3. United StatesAustralia Sarah Straton
  4. United States Joanne Bracker
  5. United States Tara Lipinski - upgraded
  6. Australia Tania Gooley-Humphry
  7. Australia Pauline Manser
  8. United States Linda Hargrove (basketball)
  9. Australia Jane Sexton
  10. Australia Myfanwy Matthews
  11. Australia Michelle Tremelling
  12. Australia Addy Bucek
  13. United States Tanya Haave
  14. England Rochelle Woods (billiards player)
  15. Australia Margaret McIver TW
  16. Australia Erica Taylor TW
  17. Australia Christine Doan
  18. Australia Ricky MacMillan TW
  19. Australia Jenni Lidgett
  20. Australia Jennifer Parlevliet
  21. Australia Bridget Hyem TW
  22. Australia Nikki Bishop
  23. Australia Hayley Beresford TW
  24. Australia Rachael Downs
  25. Australia Amanda Ross (equestrian)
  26. Ukraine Kateryna Polovinchuk
  27. Madagascar Rosina Randafiarison
  28. Australia Olivia Bunn TW
  29. United States Jana Stump
  30. Canada Melody Davidson - upgraded
  31. New Zealand Olivia Shannon
  32. United States JoAnne Graf
  33. Canada Arley McNeney
  34. United States Australia Gabriela Ruffels
  35. United States Janna Crawford
  36. United States Susan Katz
  37. Canada Lori Radke
  38. England Sarah Ellerby
  39. Thailand Saysunee Jana
  40. Denmark Pernille Svarre
  41. Japan Momo Watanabe

Did You Know features[edit]

New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

  • Add here – most recent at the top with date of publication
  1. Megan Fisher – 14 January 2020
  2. Chelsea McClammer – 13 January 2020
  3. Donnis Thompson - 5 January 2020

Outcomes (media)[edit]

Add here – most recent at the top

Press about the event[edit]

Event templates[edit]