August 1982
Ebony;Aug1982, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p116
The article presents the entry of women athletes in competitive sports whose performances give them the benefits enjoyed by male athletes. It notes that since 1980, women in sports such as basketball, bowling and golf have earned more than 16 million U.S. dollars. The Title 9 of the Education Amendments of 1972 passed by U.S. Congress opened athletic scholarships to women and increased the number of women in sports. It cites the 80s as an important decade for women athletes who want to make a living through professional competition.


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