Did You Know?
Bronze Statuette of a girl runner, probably from Sparta, ca. 500 BC, British Museum.
- The first women’s marathon was at the 1984 games in Los Angeles.
- Softball made its Olympic debut at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. It’s an Olympic event for women only.
- US Women’s Hockey made history in the 1998 Nagano Games winning the first gold medal in the first year of women’s Olympic hockey.
- Women’s events introduced in 2000 at Sydney:
- water polo
- pole vaulting trampoline
- synchronized diving
- hammer throwers