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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2019, Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A

Women advancement and empowerment in Olympics: A case study


Author(s): Ashish Phulkar and Dr. Anuraag Hardia

Abstract: Over the years, the IOC has been actively advocating the advancement of gender equality and women and girls’ empowerment across the Olympic Movement and beyond. As an international organization with worldwide recognition, the IOC uses national, regional and international platforms and events to advocate increasing possibilities for girls and women in sport. The data was collected from 1900 to 2016 to investigate the advancement and empowerment of women in Summer as well as winter Olympic games and the data revealed the most games were introduced for women during the period 1988 to 2014. Female participation in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were similar to 2012 London, close to equality but not quite there yet. The International Olympic Committee, or IOC, expects some 4,700 female athletes will compete in Rio, dozens more than at London 2012, when the figure was 4,676, accounting for about 45 percent of total competitors. Further the data on winter Olympics revealed that at the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix in 1924, there were only 11 women participants out of the total 258 competitors. In fact there was only two events for women, the women's figure skating and mixed pairs. Women athletes could compete in only figure skating until 1948 when skiing was opened as a competitive sport for women. As per the recent data 2014 the women are now competing in 49 events and total 50.0 % women are participating which is equal to the men participation. The data of women advancement as Executive members in IOC was also investigated for winter and summer Olympic games.

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Ashish Phulkar and Dr. Anuraag Hardia. Women advancement and empowerment in Olympics: A case study. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2019; 6(2): 08-11.
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