@Claudia Bokel , member of the IOC Executive Board, has stated it clearly: “Sport is a great way to elevate equality. If we succeed in reaching equality in sport, we can succeed in society.” At Paris 1900, only 2.2% of the athletes were women. 112 years later in London, 44% of the competitors were female. Over that time period, the world has witnessed incredible feats by these inspirational athletes. Here are 8 such competitors, who have impressed millions with their athleticism and greatness.
It's time to enjoy a blast from the past! Olympic athletes sometimes upload #tbt photos to social media, and we've gathered some of the most recent ones for you to enjoy.
Recently, we had a story about what Olympic athletes were doing to promote Olympic Day. Olympic Day was yesterday, and here are a few stories of what 10 Olympic Athletes did to celebrate!
Henry Fraser had a promising rugby career when he was 17. However, a spinal cord injury would leave him paralysed from the neck down in 2009. Fraser's attitude is best described in his own words: "Being challenged in life is inevitable, but I believe that being defeated is optional". He has started mouth-drawings, and much of his work is focused around Olympic athletes. You can see his work here.
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