Friday, July 27, 2012

You Go Girl: Women Taking over the Olympic Games

Tonight the Opening Ceremonies for the Summer Olympic Games takes place. For the next few weeks, all eyes will be on London as athletes from all over the world compete in events from archery to soccer.

This year is particularly exciting for women. It is the first Olympics where all participating nations will be sending women to compete. In addition, it is the first year that the US Olympic team will include more women than men. The 1900 Olympics were the first where women were allowed to compete when lawn tennis, croquet, and golf were introduced. Since 1900 women began to participate in more events and dominated many of them. With the introduction of women’s boxing this year, there are no Olympic events that are exclusively for men.

We look forward to seeing team USA compete and will be cheering on all the men and women!

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