According to many year-end commentaries, 2015 was a year when women stood out in sports. Four sports scholars – from the US, Canada, and the UK – discuss the accomplishments and advances of the past year as well as the persistent barriers that remain for women in sport.
Rachel Allison, Amy Bass, Courtney Szto, and Jean Williams
An Ambivalent Spectacle
The leading historian of women's football will be blogging about this year's Women's World Cup for Sports Illustrated. She shares her initial thoughts with us about the tournament, past and present.
Athens hosted the first Intercalated Olympic Games in 1906, between the 1904 St. Louis games and the 1908 London Olympics. The IOC planned that this second series of games would also be held every four years, but only in Greece. Even though these games were more successful than the 1900 or 1904 Olympics, they were held only once and their medals are not included in the IOC's official tables.