Go girl! Women pushing to close sporting gender gap
Kate Kelland – Reuters Canada – Wednesday, 08 August 2012 (originally published 03 Aug)
LONDON (Reuters) – The phenomenal speeds reached by the teenage Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen at the 2012 Olympics are raising questions about whether the gap between men and women in sport may one day disappear.
Women first took part in the Olympic Games in Paris in 1900, four years after the first Games of the modern era in Athens.
But women have not always been allowed to compete in all the sports at all the distances that men tackle . . .
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