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Olympics: swifter, higher ... but slow to add women execs

The Olympics haven't done well by women historically. After the modern Olympics began in 1896, the powers that be didn't include any running race longer than 800 meters for women until 1972, thinking distance races too strenous for them. In recent years, the Olympics have flung open the doors to female competitors, but the International Olympic Committee remains largely a male bastion. Only 16 of its 115 members are women, and only one woman – Sweden's Gunilla Lindberg – serves on the 15-member board. Here are the board's members and the countries they represent.

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Jacques Rogge (pres.) Belgium
Gunilla Lindberg Sweden
Lambis V. Nikolaou Greece
Chiharu Igaya Japan
Thomas Bach Germany
Gerhard Heiberg Norway
Denis Oswald Switzerland
Mario Vázquez Raña Mexico
Ottavio Cinquanta Italy
Sergey Bubka Ukraine
Zaiqing Yu China
Richard L. CarriónPuerto Rico
Ser Miang Ng Singapore
Mario Pescante Italy
Sam Ramsamy South Africa


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