(Community Matters) Becky Beaver: “So where exactly would our US Olympic team be without Title IX? I believe that that would be with approximately as many gold medals as South Korea. I have found the dominance of the women, the intensity of their performances and their sheer joy at competing to be compelling to watch and truly inspiring.”
“Women outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team for the first time, and they’re coming up big on the international stage. There are three full days of Olympic competition left, and female Olympians from the United States already have 51 medals [of 90 won by USA]
“It’s a celebration for women all over the world, not in just the United States,” Wambach said after her team topped Japan 2-1 in the gold-medal match on Thursday night. “Title IX is obviously a huge thing.”
Sure does seem fitting that this year, the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the 1972 law that increased opportunities for women in sports across America, U.S. women have storylines all over the Olympics.
photos: 1) gymnast Aly Raisman, 2) gymnast Gabby Douglas, 3) volleyball: Misty-May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, 4) women’s soccer team