"From a teenager boxer in Moldova to the first woman elected to the International Olympic Committee, we’re celebrating all the ways women athletes and women in the sport industry are inspiring us to level the playing field.
Women are more visible in sport now than ever before. At the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris, where women competed for the first time, only 22 of 997 athletes were women. The London 2012 Olympics was the first Games to see women compete in every sport. In Rio 2016, approximately 45 per cent of all athletes competing were women.
Now, as athletes from 93 nations fly to Pyeongchang County in the Republic of Korea to compete from 9-25 February, women are set to make their mark on the 2018 Winter Olympics like never before.
To celebrate women in sport, we bring you some inspirational women who are breaking down gender barriers."