#Olympics 1900, #Paris: Women?! Quele Scandale


Twenty years before American women could vote, they were allowed to compete in the Olympics, causing quite the stir. (That first year they could only compete in five events: tennis, equestrian, sailing, croquet, and golf, but it was still a pretty huge deal.)You can see it clearly here: American diver Greg Louganis is hitting his head on the diving board in the preliminary rounds of the Olympics. He suffered a concussion after the gasp-worthy accident, and yet...he still went on the win the gold, earning the victory by a margin of 25 points.

Twenty years before American women could vote, they were allowed to compete in the Olympics, causing quite the stir. (That first year they could only compete in five events: tennis, equestrian, sailing, croquet, and golf, but it was still a pretty huge deal.)


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