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The Olympics Won't Show This to Prevent Athletes From Being Sexualized

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 2 of 5: Olympic Broadcasting Services chief executive Yiannis Exarchos made it clear to the Associated Press (AP) that it's his goal to ban overly sexualized images of women athletes during the Games. "You will not see in our coverage some things that we have been seeing in the past, with details and close-ups on parts of the body," Exarchos told the AP on July 26. "Sport appeal, not sex appeal" is a mantra for Olympic officials as they try to achieve equality both within the sports and through onscreen representation. This tenet has led to the creation of new guidelines.RELATED: Women Athletes Are Calling Out the Olympics for Forcing Them to Do This.

Olympics coverage is steering clear of shots that sexualize women athletes.

Olympic Broadcasting Services chief executive Yiannis Exarchos made it clear to the Associated Press (AP) that it's his goal to ban overly sexualized images of women athletes during the Games. "You will not see in our coverage some things that we have been seeing in the past, with details and close-ups on parts of the body," Exarchos told the AP on July 26. "Sport appeal, not sex appeal" is a mantra for Olympic officials as they try to achieve equality both within the sports and through onscreen representation. This tenet has led to the creation of new guidelines.

RELATED: Women Athletes Are Calling Out the Olympics for Forcing Them to Do This.

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