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Rise of women sports in American: A Society Changes

Uploaded by surfchick on Feb 20, 2005

Rise of women sports in American: A Society Changes

Today when you talk about women and sports no one really makes a big deal about it, because it has grown to be a huge part of our society in this time of day. Women sports have grown rapidly in the past decade due to such success stories as the women's world cup soccer team and all the recent Olympic gold medal winners.

The first and most important historical moment that impacted the growth on women's sports was the 1996 gold medal basketball team. This team showed everyone that the United States could and will be a dominant figure in women's Olympic basketball in days to come. This win also opened eyes in the United States and showed that we needed a professional league of our own so we could become even more of a dominant world power on the basketball stage. Now that everyone saw that these girls could play Commissioner Stern helped create what we know today as the WNBA. During the 2000 games in Sydney the women's basketball team went 8-0 to capture their second gold medal in a row.

Next, I would like to talk about women's soccer, which nowadays have became one of the most prominent women sports in the United States. Soccer, which has always been dubbed the "World Sport", has always been know as a man's sport, but now it is a huge sport for women today. Finally, the last sport I want to talk about is women's softball. Women's softball is becoming the most popular sport in the United States, due to the fact of them winning the gold medal in the Sydney Olympics this summer. These women showed great composure on the world stage by starting the games with a 2-3 record and winning the 5 games to bring home the gold medal.

Now that I have talked about the growth of the Women Sports I want to talk about how this impacted society as a whole. Women Sports shows little girls that it is not bad to dream about becoming a professional athlete today, and it also gives them role models to look up to and mold their game around. Speaking of Role Model's many come to my mind, but I will talk about 3 in particular. The first sport's figure that comes...

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Date:   02/20/2005

Category:   Sports

Length:   3 pages (683 words)

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