London 2012 Olympic Games become the first Olympics to have at least one female athlete (female competitor) in each participating nations; in which women are not barred from any sport.
In this year’s Olympics, more than 200 countries are sending 10,000 athletes to compete, and just under half are expected to be women. The new ratio will make the Games the most equal ever – a great leap from Beijing in 2008, when a minority 42 per cent of competitors were female.
Jacques Count Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that For the first time, every single nation has at least one female athlete in his speech at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics.
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