The not too long ago concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games achieved an enormous feat because it grew to become probably the most gender-balanced Olympics in its 125-year historical past with nearly 49% of taking part athletes being ladies.
Notably, a complete of 11,900 athletes from world wide participated within the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which included 5,704 males and 5,386 feminine athletes. Moreover, for the primary time ever, all 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) despatched at the very least one feminine of their respective Olympic groups.
Also, there have been some nations whose Tokyo Olympics contingents included extra ladies athletes than males.
Australia despatched 480 athletes to take part within the Tokyo Olympics out of which 257 have been ladies whereas 223 have been males. Similarly, the UK had a contingent of a complete of 376 athletes and it included 200 ladies and 176 male athletes. Likewise, 381 Canadian athletes participated within the Olympics, together with 233 ladies and 148 males. And a complete of 406 Chinese athletes participated within the Tokyo Olympics 2020, which had 281 ladies and 125 males.
Speaking of the Indian contingent, a complete of 126 athletes participated within the Tokyo Olympics which included 71 males and 55 ladies.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has described the Tokyo Olympics as a milestone for gender-balanced Games.
Guterres tweeted, “At Tokyo 2020, almost 49% of the athletes are women, making these Olympics the most gender-balanced games in history and a landmark for gender balance in sport.”
“Let’s all support all the inspiring #WomenInSport who are defying gender stereotypes and demonstrating equality,” he added.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) August 7, 2021
It is price mentioning that feminine athletes have been excluded from the primary trendy Olympic Games in 1896 as a result of its founder, Pierre de Coubertin, felt their participation could be inappropriate.
“No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks,” the French educator and historian stated then.
Coubertin additionally believed, “an Olympiad with females would be impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and improper.”
However, within the 1900 Paris Games ladies have been lastly allowed to compete in tennis and golf and shortly afterward in archery, gymnastics, skating, and swimming. These developments occurred on account of stress placed on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by nationwide sporting our bodies and federations and never due to any constructive motion by the IOC.
Women Participants (in share) in all editions of Modern Olympics (1896-2020):
- 1896: 0%
- 1900: 2.2%
- 1904: 0.9%
- 1908: 1.8%
- 1912: 2%
- 1920: 2.4%
- 1924: 4.4%
- 1928: 9.6%
- 1932: 9%
- 1936: 8.3%
- 1948: 9.5%
- 1952: 10.5%
- 1956: 13.3%
- 1960: 11.4%
- 1964: 13.2%
- 1968: 14.2%
- 1972: 14.6%
- 1976: 20.7%
- 1980: 21.5%
- 1984: 23 %
- 1988: 26.1%
- 1992: 28.8%
- 1996: 34 %
- 2000: 38.2%
- 2004: 40.7%
- 2008: 42.4%
- 2012: 44.2%
- 2016: 45%
- 2020: 48.8%
Meanwhile, the 2024 Olympics, to be held in Paris, would be the first Games to have an equal variety of ladies and male athletes. The Paris Olympics 2024 can have a quota of a complete of 10,500 athletes, together with 5,250 ladies and 5,250 males.
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