Representatives from various European women’s rights groups have raised concerns that sexual discrimination is being allowed to take place at the Olympics. It symbolically buried the Olympic Charter, claiming its principles of condoning any form of discrimination and upholding equality of men and women had been decimated.
Annie Sugier, spokewoman for the International League of Women’s Rights, noted that women are competing in 30 fewer events than men at London 2012, and that only 132 gold medals are available to women compared to 162 for men, saying “It is clear that more needs to be done as there is still gender discrimination at the Olympics“.
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