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Editorial: Gender breakdown of U.S. Olympic teams

Updated: August 17, 2012 6:44AM



The numbers of men and women athletes, and percentage who are women, since the 1972 Olympic Games:

*2012 — No. of men: 261; no. of women: 268; percent women: 51%

2008 — No. of men: 306; no. of women: 282; percent women: 48%

2004 — No. of men: 279; no. of women: 254; percent women: 48%

2000 — No. of men: 333; no. of women: 253; percent women: 43%

1996 — No. of men: 375; no. of women: 271; percent women: 42%

1992 — No. of men: 355; no. of women: 190; percent women: 35%

1988 — No. of men: 332; no. of women: 195; percent women: 37%

1984 — No. of men: 339; no. of women: 183; percent women: 35%

1976 — No. of men: 278; no. of women: 118; percent women: 30%

1972 — No. of men: 316; no. of women: 84; percent women: 21%

* expected participants

SOURCE: sports-reference.com, a website used by the U.S. Olympic Committee



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