donderdag 19 juli 2012

"Women in the Olympics, Over Time"


"Last week Saudi Arabia announced that it was sending two women to the London Olympics, making this the first Olympic Games in which every country taking part is fielding female athletes.

Women will account for about 40 percent of the 10,500 athletes at the London Olympics. That’s about the same gender breakdown as in the last two Olympic Games. It’s also about twice the share women represented four decades ago, according to Goldman Sachs.

Here’s a chart from a recent Goldman Sachs report on the economics of the Olympics, which I wrote about in an earlier post:

Source: Sports Reference, Goldman Sachs Global ECS Research."

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