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In Praise of Female Athletes Who Were Told No By Brad Cran
For the fifteen female ski jumpers petitioning to be included in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
Despite the glory of colour it’s easy to be the butterfly;
It’s hard to be the dog or to remain like the river stone.
For Christ sake little lady, sit down you’ve been told...

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.
A Proper Spectacle - Women's struggle to enter sport's privileged circle
With a foreword written by women's world record holder in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe,‘A Proper Spectacle’ – Women Olympians 1900-1936' tells the story of the women pioneers who fought to become Olympians from the Ancient Games up until World War II. With a unique approach to sporting history, the authors set out on a quest to find the world's oldest surviving women athletes from many sports to find out first hand what had inspired them to become Olympians. They found 32 women from 10 different countries who share their first hand memories and personal photographs in the book.

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