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The IOC Boys Team Sinks in the Gender Equity Pool

03/03/2010

With the close of the 2010 Winter Olympics, we could not let IOC president Jacques Rogge comments about women’s hockey go ignored. Apparently Mr. Rogge is upset about the North American women’s hockey teams being “too good” and as a result, the sport has four to eight years to ‘build depth’.
Interesting. As Ann Killion points out in Sports Illustrated – in the first 36 years of Olympic competition, the Canadian men won every gold medal save one. Cross-country skiing has been dominated by Norway, Sweden & Finland since 1924.
Individual sports need time to develop; and there will be sports where countries tend to dominate. Looking for more parity in women’s hockey (and other sports) – then require countries to put more money into their women’s programs.

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