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The Olympics And Gender Rights

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.

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