What Olympic sports are for women only?


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2012-07-14 20:16:26
2012-07-14 20:16:26

Synchronized swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are for women only. Softball was another - it has been dropped but a campaign is mounting to reinstate it at the 2012 London games.

Some other events have a slightly different male and female version. For example, in speed swimming only women compete at 800m and only men compete at 1500m. Another example in track and field: men compete in the decathlon (10 events); women in the heptathlon (7 events).


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