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History of Women at the Olympics


100th Anniversary of Women's Participation in the Olympics
The 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney mark the 100th anniversary of women’s participation in the Olympics. To celebrate this historic occasion we have pulled some great moments from the annals of Canadian sport, each highlighting the achievements of women at the Olympic Games.

New book on women in the Olympics
ONE hundred years ago this week, women's sport reached one of its most significant landmarks: acceptance into the Olympic Games. The co-authors of a new book featuring interviews with 32 of the oldest women Olympians from around the world struggled to find a publisher. "They were all saying 'who wants to hear a load of old women talking'? " Tedder said. - May 25, 2000

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