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Lyon’s championship soccer club is a model of gender equity and a vision for women’s sports

Lyon’s championship soccer club is a model of gender equity and a vision for women’s sports
Saturday 29
16:31 2019

Supporters of Olympique Lyonnais cheer the women’s team at a match in April. (Jeff Pachoud/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) The first sensation upon entering the Olympique Lyonnais Museum is the nose-tickling scent of freshly trimmed grass. It’s not the power of suggestion. It’s the very real smell of a pristine soccer pitch that’s mechanically spritzed into the air at the start of each fan’s high-tech, interactive visit. And it immediately establishes that the goal of the museum — and of Olympique Lyonnais itself — isn’t simply to honor the storied past of one of France’s most decorated soccer clubs. It’s to dazzle, ...

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Summary: Olympique Lyonnais pays its players well and provides them with facilities on par with the men, and it’s paying off on the field and in fan support.

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