U.S. Sends More Females than Males to the Olympic Games For the First Time
The U.S. Olympic committee just released the final roster of the athletes heading to the London Olympic Games in two shorts weeks. It consists of 530 athletes, 269 of which are female and 261 male, meaning that more women will represent our country in the Olympic Games than men for the first time in history.
With this year’s 40th anniversary of Title IX, there is no better way to track its progression toward gender equality in sports than to look at the staggering number of women on the U.S. Olympic roster.
The U.S. is not the only country with good news this week. Brunei Darussalam and Saudi Arabia are finally allowing females to compete. This means that Qatar will be the only country to not include women on its Olympic team. Still, there is no doubt that advances have been made since the enacting of Title IX.