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  • News | Women in Sport

    “Title IX”, or why the Americans have some of the best female football players in the world

    Over the last 30 years, the US women’s football team has amassed an impressive series of results in terms of world and Olympic titles. Behind this success lies Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which ensures women the same rights as men in terms of school and university sports programmes. Donna de Varona, an Olympic swimming champion and Chair of the Organising Committee for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, has been well placed to observe this evolution.
    07 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Football, United States of America, Women in Sport
  • News | RIO 2016

    Hope Solo gets her 200th cap as USA beat France

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo made history at Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Saturday with her 200th USA appearance, cementing her place in history as one of the greats of women’s football.
    07 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football, United States of America, SOLO, Hope
  • News | RIO 2016

    Favourites victorious as women’s football kicks off

    Hosts Brazil, four-time Olympic champions USA as well as Germany sailed to com-fortable wins in their opening match, with Sweden also picking up three points.
    04 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Football, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    TOP Partner Visa Announces Team Visa Rio 2016

    Worldwide TOP Partner Visa today unveiled its Team Visa programme for the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in San Francisco. The initiative continues Visa’s longstanding support for athletes from around the world as they prepare for the Olympic Games.
    23 Sep 2015 | Olympic News
  • News | London 2012

    Lloyd leads USA to victory - London 2012 - Football

    Carli Lloyd was the USA's Olympic hero again as they avenged their World Cup final defeat by Japan and took gold with a 2-1 win at Wembley.
    09 Aug 2012 | London 2012, Olympic News, Football, United States of America, LLOYD, Carli
  • News | London 2012

    USA and GB cruise through to quarter-finals - London 2012 - Football

    USA secured their progress into the quarter-finals of the women's Olympic Football tournament with a 3-0 win over Colombia. Great Britain booked their place in the last eight with a routine 3-0 victory over Cameroon.
    28 Jul 2012 | London 2012, Olympic News, Football
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