Here is a summary of how far gender equality took us in the recent Olympics. Here is an excerpt: “Yet equality is hardly at hand. At the Olympic level, there are still more men at the Games, and more sports for men. The Winter Olympics are behind the Summer Games. Women accounted for 40.7 per cent of the athletes at the Vancouver Olympics, according to data from the International Olympic Committee, which is a proportion first reached at the Summer Games in Greece in 2004, six years earlier. In terms of attention, women also lag significantly. Usain Bolt receives notably more coverage than his countrywoman, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who like Bolt won a second consecutive Olympic gold in London in the 100-metre dash after victory in Beijing four years ago.”
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