It all began in Helsinki in 1983, and from Saturday the track and field athletes will be holding a World Championships in Budapest for the 19th time. There is now absolute equality between women and men – at least as far as disciplines and bonuses are concerned.
What was discussed in the run-up to and at the Women’s World Cup, which ends in Australia on Sunday? Should women receive the same bonuses as men? Or should the difference remain as the men play at a higher level?
In most sports, such questions are not asked. Athletics is one of these. If on…