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Social media trolling affects almost a third of elite British sportswomen, BBC Sport survey finds

Social media trolling affects almost a third of elite British sportswomen, BBC Sport survey finds

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Elite British sportswomen have spoken out about "horrific abuse" on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments on their appearance and sexist remarks questioning their right to play sport.Almost a third of respondents to the biggest women's sport study ever carried out by BBC Sport had been trolled - a figure that has doubled since the last survey in 2015.Some athletes had received inappropriate images and described the abuse as "threatening" and "scary". As a result of the findings, BBC Sport has strengthened its stance on combating hate speech on its social media channels.We have committed to blocking people bringing hate to our comments sections; we will ...