Women in Sports
Women were first allowed to compete in the Olympics in 1900. However, they could only compete in tennis and golf. After the decision was made to allow women to compete in boxing, women were allowed to compete in all Olympic sports for the first time in Olympic history, in 2012. Visit the History of the Olympics: Ancient and Modern.
Visit South Carolina Olympians to learn about women from South Carolina who have competed in the Olympics. View the video about Shannon Johnson, an Olympic gold medalist, who is head coach of the Coker College women's basketball team. Learn who Lucile Godbold was and how her achievements paved the way for women athletes.
Find out about a female Kite Boarder. Learn about Mamie "Peanut" Johnson.