Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020

Olympics Nearing Gender Parity for the First Time in History

Women make up 48.8% of all Olympians at #Tokyo2020 — more than in any Games in history.

8/4/2021 3:23:00 AM

Women make up 48.8% of all Olympians at Tokyo2020 — more than in any Games in history.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are shaping up to be the most women-centered in history, with equal numbers of events for men and women and women making up nearly 49 percent of the total Olympians.''The Olympics is definitely a place where women in sports can shine this year.'

in 1900, they made up 2.2 percent of Olympians. They were only permitted to compete in sports that were deemed “ladylike” enough—tennis, croquet, sailing, golf and equestrianism.In 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) added the goal to “achieve 50 percent female participation in the Olympic Games and to stimulate women’s participation and involvement in sport” to their agenda. During the past seven years, the Olympics have inched closer and closer to gender parity. As a committee spokesman told the New York Times last week: This year, that goal has been realized.

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In this year’s Olympics, women make up48.8 percentof all Olympians—more than in any Games in history.And during the opening ceremony, almost all countries had both a woman and a man lead their teams while holding their nation’s flags. Team USA has a particularly remarkable female showing this year: Out of the

competing on the USA Olympic team, 329 are women, marking the third year in a row there’s been more women athletes than men on the U.S. team.Moreover, women have competed in every sport on the Olympic program since the. This year, in 18 events, men and women will compete together—twice as many as in the 2016 Rio Games.

“The Olympics is definitely a place where women in sports can shine this year,” said, director of the Center for Sports Communication at Marist College. Women Continue to Shatter Glass Ceilings and Make HistoryKatie Ledecky, a Marylandnative on the American Olympic team, won gold last week in the first-ever women’s 1500-meter freestyle. Previously, the grueling distance race was only available to men, but in an effort to make the Olympics more equitable, it was opened up to women for the first time in history this summer in Tokyo. 

“I just wanted to get the job done tonight,” Ledeckysaid after her race. “I just think of all the great female swimmers the U.S. has had that haven’t had the opportunity to swim that event.” On Monday, August 2, New Zealander Laurel Hubbard became the first-ever openly transgender person to compete in the Olympics. Ahead of her competition in weightlifting, IOC medical and science director, Dr. Richard Budgett praised Hubbard’s “courage and tenacity” and said, “Everyone agrees that trans women are women.”

“I am aware that my participation has been controversial,” Hubbard said on Monday, despite not reaching the final round. “Thank you to the IOC for living up to the Olympic values and showing that sport is for all and that weightlifting can be done by all types of people.”

“Sport Appeal, Not Sex Appeal”Women Olympians have also enjoyed more broadcast coverage in recent years: Women received55 percentof prime-time coverage in 2012, the first year researchers noticed a shift in coverage from majority male to majority female. And this trend of more Olympic air time for women athletes has continued.

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“Women are seen more on the screen, heard more in the commentary and are generally the focus of more coverage,”, an associate professor and director of graduate studies at the University of Delaware, who conducted research on the 2018 Games in South Korea.

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