More women athletes in
2010 than ever before
In 1988, the previous time the Olympics were held in Canada at
Calgary, Canada sent 112 athletes into battle and only 30 of them
were females. At Turin, four years ago, there were 191 Canadian
athletes, 108 males and 83 females.
But of the 206 Canadian athletes who march into the 2010 Winter
Games in Vancouver there are 116 men and 90 women. Instead of about
28 per cent of the team being made up of women, as was the case
in 1988, it will be close to almost 47 per cent - and that's a good
sign because Canada's female athletes typically outperform the males.
The only all-male domain in Olympic winter events is ski jumping
"and that will be open to women at the next Games," said
Canadian Olympic Committee spokesman Steve Keogh.
From an article by James Christie, The Globe and Mail Posted Friday,
January 29, 2010