The Olympics And Gender Rights

The Olympics And Gender Rights

The Olympics are a competitive venue for the world's greatest athletes, but they're also providing a stage for conversations about gender and justice.

The 2012 Olympic Games are making athletic history, with records being smashed by some of the world's greatest athletes. But the true legacy of the London games may be carved outside of the arena -- it's the first Olympics where every country competing has fielded at least one female competitor. We explore the power of the Olympics as a venue for social change, particularly when it comes to matters of gender and women's rights.

Guests

Sally Jenkins

columnist, The Washington Post; author of "The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed A Game, A People, A Nation" (Doubleday)

Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Director of Advocacy, Women's Sports Foundation; Former U.S. Olympian and 3-Time Gold Medalist, Swimming

Megan Greenwell

Writer; Former Managing Editor and Columnist, Good Magazine

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