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London 2012: "The Women's Games"

London 2012: “The Women’s Games”

Women are making history at the London 2012 Olympic Games. For the first time in history, women athletes are representing every single competing country. Saudi Arabia was the last hold-out, but they finally entered two female athletes earlier this summer. Although women first competed in the modern Olympic Games in 1900, this is the first...
Olympics 2012: Female Boxers Fighting for Gold Medals and Mainstream Acceptance

Olympics 2012: Female Boxers Fighting for Gold Medals and Mainstream Acceptance

On Sunday, women competed in an Olympic boxing match for the first time in history. Russian boxer Elena Savelyeva  and her North Korean opponent Hye Song Kim battled for the honor of the first Olympic victory in women’s boxing. Savelyeva won the bout 12-9. A total of 36 athletes in three weight classes will compete...