Women first competed at the 1900 Paris Games. Women were allowed to compete in lawn tennis and golf, though there were three French women competing in croquet and there was at least one woman sailor as part of mixed crews. It is commonly believed that first woman to win an Olympic event was England's Charlotte Cooper, who won the tennis singles title, however Swiss sailor Hélène de Pourtalès won a gold medal as part of a team in sailing earlier than this. (1900 Olympic Games poster)
Ben Ainslie of Great Britain competes in the Men's Finn Sailing on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Weymouth Harbour on July 30, 2012 in Weymouth, England.
HMS Bulwark is the Flagship of the Royal Navy and the nation. She led the Navy's key deployment, Cougar 2012, to the Mediterranean and returned to British shores at the end of November 2012. Summer 2012 saw her as one of the 'guardians of the Games', stationed off Weymouth ensuring the Olympic sailing events are safe for all.
Pierre de Coubertin had wanted his hometown #Paris to host the #SummerOlympics. He got his wish in 1900 when the Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. In this iteration of the Games 997 athletes from 24 countries participated. The 1900 Olympics is a landmark event in that it was the first one that allowed female athletes to compete. Two women won a medal that year: Helene de Pourtales in 1-2 ton sailing team event and Charlotte Cooper in the women's singles tennis competition…
Kieler Woche 1972 Design: Rolf Müller A0 Poster to accompany the Kieler Woche sailing event. Designed by Rolf Müller at the same time as working on the München Olympic Identity. Typography is hand-drawn
This is great! When Surfing Becomes Sailing by Planet Sport. Our team's surfing expert was excited to go and cover the Olympic Surfing events in Weymouth this weekend. Unfortunately, she and her friend Lizzy quickly found out that surfing is not an Olympic event and that Weymouth was actually hosting sailing. Through trial and error, the girls learn a little bit about sailing through the process.
Queen Elizabeth II visits the National Weymouth Sailing Academy at Weymouth Harbour, where the Royal party viewed the Olympic facilities which are used by Olympians and the local community on June 11, 2009 in Weymouth, England.