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Lisa Olson

September 14, 2010 by staff 

Lisa Olson, Elizabeth Olson is an American sports journalist and national sports columnist for AOL sent one. Her work has appeared in the anthology “Best American sports writing.” Previously, he was a columnist for the New York Daily News and the first female commentator in the history of sport “Sydney Morning Herald, where he covered rugby, Australian football, cricket and rugby. Olson is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America Hall of Fame voters. He covered sports stories in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Japan, China, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. In 1990, when he worked in the Boston Herald, was sexually harassed by the New England Patriots team in the football locker room. Olson sued the National Football League and the players involved have been punished, the incident “is considered a turning point for women in sports journalism. Olson graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northern Arizona University in 1985.
Although women sports journalists often face discrimination, harassment and intimidation. Women not receiving equal access to the interview after the game before a federal court decision apparel in 1978. In 1985, the NFL adopted a policy of equal access to its own.

Although interviews Patriots locker room players on the practice, some of the men marked Olson, what they call “beautiful.” The Director Pat Sullivan noted Olson and determine which acts professionally, interviewing Maurice Hurst, but took no other action. Some of the players, then made fun of her, walking nkd in his presence, making vulgar comments and gestures. One of the players, Zeke Mowatt, stroking his genitals “in front of her. Robert Perryman did the same, although his back. Others, including Michael Timpson, joked and encouraged one another.

After Olson complained, describing the experience as rape “mind,” team owner Victor Kiam allegedly described him as “a classic btch.” (He later apologized in a newspaper advertisement, denying the use of crude language.) Ultimately, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue ordered an investigation under the auspices of the former Watergate prosecutor Philip Heymann, 60-page report came to concluded that Olson was “degraded and humiliated. Mowatt was fined and 12,500, while two other players and 5000, and the group itself and 50000, because they did not intervene during or immediately following orientation. Half of the cost of equipment fine to take on teaching and learning materials in the league, you can send to all teams and players, and wrote a letter to Tagliabue Kiam expressed confidence that the incident was “damaged” the League. Sullivan, son of team owner , was fired.

After the incident became public, Olson has been subject to harassment from fans of the Patriots. His tires were slashed, he received hate mail and death threats, and his apartment was robbed., The owner of a herald, News Corporation, offered to translate in Sydney, Australia, where she worked at The Daily Telegraph and Sydney Morning Herald . In 1991, Olson settled a lawsuit against the Patriots.
In 1998, Olson returned to the U.S. to take a position with the New York Daily News. It continues to receive harassing phone calls and mail.

That same year, Olson and Sam Marchiano were subjected to verbal profanity-laced tirade from the New York Yankees pitcher David Wells, when they came to his apartment to comment on his sudden trade to Toronto Blue Jays, Roger Clemens. David Cohn, a partner at Wells, Marchiano gave Olson and address at the home of Wells. Olson later wrote a column apologizing to Wells to participate in their home in what was a very emotional moment. He has won numerous writing awards during his stay in the Daily News, including “Best sports information” Society of Professional Journalists. She speaks frequently a guest in schools and colleges, as well as acting in a mentoring program for public schools for girls who aspire to study journalism.

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