After the Olympics: Helping Our Future Olympic Stars
Posted Aug 15 2012 11:33am
From The Huffington Post…..
Now that London Olympic Games have drawn to a close, we can step back and marvel at the success of our American women in these games. For the first time ever, the United States sent more female athletes to the games than male. On the flight home, women wore 29 out of the 46 gold medals won by Americans, and looking beyond our shores, this was the first Olympics in which a female athlete joined the team of every country to attend the Olympic games.
These achievements are a remarkable change from decades past, and a testament to the progress that has been made in the fight for women’s equality. Title IX, the landmark legislation that outlawed discrimination in federally funded education programs — including sports — was enacted in 1972. Looking back to the Olympic Games that occurred that same year, we can see just how far we have come.