Spiraling Into or Out of Stereotypes? NBC’s Primetime Coverage of Male Figure Skaters at the 2010 Olympic Games
Work by James R. Angelini, Paul J. MacArthur, and Andrew C. Billings published at Journal of Language and Social Psychology, March 2014, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 226-235. This study revealed 13 significantly different dialogue trends between male figure skaters and the aggregate of other male Winter Olympians. Such a high number of differences highlight the convoluted role of perceived masculinity in sport, with male figure skaters as mediated outliers within the overall composite of Olympic dialogue.