USA Today: Olympics Lacks Parity for Female Athletes

This article from Maura Grogan, a former Olympic competitor, highlights the distance we’ve come since the first Winter Olympic Games in 1924, and how much further we need to go:

“While the Sochi Games offer the most opportunities for women of any Winter Olympics yet, there still is not parity: 14 of 15 sports include competition for women; Nordic combined, in which athletes compete in both cross-country skiing and ski jumping, remains the only holdout. Of the 93 individual events in Sochi, 43 are for women while 50 are for men.”

Read the full article here.