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IMAGE number
MPX5128413
Title
mir00380763
Description
The victorious British team parade the Union Jack flag around Pershing Stadium in Paris after taking part in the first ever International Track Meet for Women held. The first "women's Olympic Games" was a one-day track meet in Paris in 1922. Eighteen athletes broke world records before 20,000 spectators. Although women had competed at the IOC's Games since 1900 initially in tennis and golf, and later in archery, gymnastics, skating, and swimming. These events were initiated by Games organizers and sympathetic international federations like La FŽdŽration International de Natation Amateur. If IOC founder and president Pierre de Coubertin and some of his colleagues had had their way, these competitions would never have been held. The combined opposition of the IOC and the IAAF kept women out of the most prestigious sport on the program, track and field. But in their buoyant, post-suffrage enthusiasm for new frontiers, women in many countries were competing in track and field in record numbers and achieving record times. If they couldn't enter de Coubertin's Games, Milliat decided, then they would have an Olympics of their own. 20th August 1922. ©Mirrorpix/Leemage
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Bridgeman Images
Keywords
20 20th XX XXth century / Twenties / Sport
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Medium 1024 × 766 px 87 × 65 mm 1 MB
Small 600 × 449 px 51 × 38 mm 0 MB
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