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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.


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 ... money to send female athletes to compete in the games; rather, they wanted to spend money to fund more participation of male swimmers  ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Mar 2, 2017 ... Ideas on why there were no women participants in the Ancient Olympic Games when they were in other sporting events.


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  ...


Aug 8, 2016 ... We've come a long way — after all, it was only in 1900 that women were permitted to compete in the modern day Olympics for the first time.


Women have not always been allowed to participate in the Olympic Games. .... Women's individual competition starts in 1952. ... Sailing events had mixed categories and male categories until 1984, when women categories were added. 1896.


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.