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The Modern Olympics: 1896 & 2004

Sujin Lee

Women in the Olympics

 

1896

Women were not allowed to compete in the Olympics.

 

2004

By 2004, women took part in most Olympic sports, but it wasn't until 2012 that they could enter boxing events. Today, women can participate in all Summer Olympic sports.

 

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Siona Fernandes represented New Zealand in boxing at the London Olympics in 2012

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