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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part C

Inclination of women’s participation in Olympic Games


Author(s): Ajay Kumar Pandey, Dr. Sanjit Sardar

Abstract: Sport is an integral part of the culture of almost every nation. However, its use to promote gender equity and empower girls and women is often overlooked because sport is not universally perceived as a suitable or desirable pursuit for girls and women. This article aims analyze the trend of women’s participation in sports and physical activity at international and national levels. 
As we know about the Olympic Games, this is a platform of maximum countries of world to meet together for sports. So Olympic Games are the best representatives of all games and sports competition at various levels. Present article explains the ratio of women’s participation in Olympic Games and their trend. This article shows that the women participants in Olympic Games was persistently increased and exactly after 100 years i.e., in 2000 Sydney Olympics the number of women participants increased up to 4069 (38.2% of total athletes). In 2012 Olympic Games which were held in London, 4862 women participated that is the 44.2% of total participants. First time Indian women participated in 1952 Olympic Games (Helsinki). Some women i.e. Karnam Malleswari, Saina Nehwal and M.C. Marry Com won the medals in Olympic games. On the basis of this trend we can say that, the women’s participation in sports will be equal to men’s near the mid of this century in Olympic Games.


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How to cite this article:
Ajay Kumar Pandey, Dr. Sanjit Sardar. Inclination of women’s participation in Olympic Games. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2016;3(3):370-372.
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