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The involvement of women in and around the Olympic Games has been the subject of much conjecture.The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has over many years, undertaken significant efforts to advance the position of women in and in relation to the Olympic Games. One way the IOC has sought to increase the participation of women athletes at the Olympic Games in recent times, has been to agitate for the inclusion of women from countries where representation has not occurred in the past, or has been poor.

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