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2016 Rio Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) promotes women in sports in an effort to increase ... They were also the first Olympics in which women competed in all sports in the program. ... Twenty years ago, the Australian swimming federation did not want to spend money to send female athletes to compete in the games; ...

www.olympic.org/women-in-sport/background/key-dates

The Women in Sport pages display the IOC's commitment to gender equality in ... 1981, Ms Flor Isava-Fonseca and Ms Pirjo Haeggman were the first women to ...

stillmed.olympic.org/Documents/Reference_documents_Factsheets/Women_in_Olympic_Movement.pdf

Jan 22, 2016 ... support the promotion of women in sport at all levels and ... were the first in which women competed in every sport ... competition field. Actually ...

www.topendsports.com/events/summer/women.htm

Women first competed at the 1900 Paris Games. Women were allowed to compete in lawn tennis and golf, though there were three French women competing in ...

www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/olympics/olympics1.htm

Out of 997 athletes, 22 were female. The first American woman to win an Olympic competition was golfer Margaret Abbott. Rather than a medal, Abbott recieved ...

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The history of women's participation in the modern Olympics, now in its 30th edition, ... In the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, women were allowed to compete in  ...

www.marathonguide.com/history/olympicmarathons/chapter25.cfm

Yet women were still not allowed to compete and the struggle to establish a women's Olympic Marathon was itself something of a long-distance race. Before the ...

www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/olympics/olympics-collection/when-women-started-participating-in-the-olympics.html

Maps, graphs, charts and visual explanations of everything Olympic. ... but women were not allowed. to compete until 2012. 1896. 1904 ... starts in 1952. Before, women could only compete in teams. ... Which cities have hosted the Olympics.

www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicsexism.shtml

THE WOMEN: WERE THE ANCIENT OLYMPICS JUST FOR MEN? ... were not allowed to participate in the athletic contests of the Hera festival, and were ... from the Sanctuary of Zeus on the days of the athletic competition for boys and men.