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When it comes to professional sport, we all have a rough idea as to the astronomical sums of money that the athletes competing on our televisions and in stadiums around the world earn.  However, the same cannot be said for women who play the same sport at a similar level.

We decided to take a closer look at the wages on offer for men and women, for some of the most popular and lucrative sports in the world including football, tennis, cycling, boxing, golf and marathon running to see just how the numbers stack up and to shed some light on why this huge gulf between the earning potential of the sexes exists. Furthermore, we wanted to try and find out whether there was an exception to the rule and whether there is a sport that has leveled the financial playing field..

Money in Sport Infographic