PARTICIPANTS AND EVENTS OVER THE PAST 100+ YRS

Year Host City Female Participants Male Participants Number of Nations Total Events Women's Events Percentage New Events for Women
1896 Athens 0 241 14 43 0 0
1900 Paris 19 975 24 86 3 3.5 tennis; golf
1904 St. Louis 6 645 12 89 3 3.3 archery
1908 London 36 1971 22 107 3 2.8 figure skating: singles and pairs
1912 Stockholm 57 2349 28 102 6 5.9 equestrian; platform diving; swimming: 100m freestyle, 4x 100m freestyle relay; * figure skating discontinued
1916
CANCELLED WWI
1920 Antwerp 77 2561 29 152 6 3.9 figure skating reinstated; springboard diving; swimming: 300m freestyle; tennis: doubles; yachting: mixed
1924 Paris 136 2954 44 126 11 8.7 swimming: 200m breaststroke, 400m freestyle; fencing: foil, individual
1928 Amsterdam 290 2606 46 109 14 13 track and field (t&f): 100m, 800m, 4x 100m relay, high jump, discus; gymnastics: team combined competition; * tennis discontinued
1932 Los Angeles 127 1206 37 117 14 12 t&f: 80m hurdles, javelin throw, * 800m discontinued; yachting: mixed
1936 Berlin 328 3632 49 129 15 12
1940
CANCELLED WWI
1944
CANCELLED WWI
1948 London 385 3714 59 136 19 14 canoeing: kayak singles, 500m; t&f: 200m long jump, shot put
1952 Helsinki 518 4436 69 149 25 17 gymnastics: individual all round, side horse vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exorcise
1956 Melbourne 384 2938 72 151 26 17 swimming: 200m butterfly
1960 Rome 610 4727 83 150 29 19 canoeing: kayak pairs, 500m; fencing: foil, team; swimming 4x 100m relay; t&f: 800m reinstated; yachting mixed: flying dutchman class
1964 Tokyo 683 4473 93 163 33 20 pentathlon; swimming: 400m individual medley; t&f: 400m; volleyball
1968 Mexico 781 4735 112 172 39 23 shooting mixed: skeet shooting; swimming: 200m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley
1972 Munich 1058 6075 121 195 43 22 archery: individual single-round; canoeing: kayak slalom singles; t&f: 1500m, 100m hurdle, 4x 400m relay; yachting mixed: soling class
1976 Montreal 1247 4824 92 198 49 25 basketball; team handball; rowing: single sculls, double sculls, quadruple sculls, etc.; yachting mixed: tornado class
1980 Moscow 1125 4064 80 203 50 25 field hockey
1984 Los Angeles 1567 5263 140 221 62 28 canoeing: kayak fours, 500m ; cycling: road race; gymnastics: rhythmic all-round; t&f: 3,000m, marathon, 400m hurdles, heptathlon; shooting: sport pistol, small bore rifle, 3 positions, air rifle; swimming: synchronized swimming solo and duet: yachting mixed: wind glide
1988 Seoul 2186 6197 159 237 86* 36 archery: team competition; cycling: 1,000m sprint; table tennis: single and doubles; tennis: single and doubles; t&f: 10,000m, 800m wheelchair, shooting: air pistol; swimming: 50m freestyle; yachting: 470 class
1992 Barcelona 2708 6652 169 257 98* 28 badminton; cycling: 3,000m individual pursuit; judo
1996 Atlanta 3626 6806 197 271 108* 40 beach volleyball; badminton: mixed doubles; cycling: point race, road time trial, cross-country race; softball; soccer; swimming: 4x 200m freestyle relay; t&f: 5,000m, triple jump; fencing: epee individual, epee team; rowing: lightweight, double sculls; shooting: double trap; gymnastics: rhythmic team all-around competition
2000 Sydney 4069 6582 200 300 132* 44 pentathalon; sailing: high performance dinghy open; shooting: skeet and trap; swimming: synchronized swimming solo and duet reinstated; tae kwan do; t&f: pole vault, hammer, triathlon; trampoline; weight lifting; water polo
2004 Athens wrestling


* including mixed events

Information taken from the International Olympics Committee website www.olympic.org

New Events information taken from the book:
Outstanding Women Athletes: Who They Are & How They Influenced Sports in America, by Janet Woolum, AZ: Oryz Press, 1997


 

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