How close are the Winter Olympics to being gender equal?

February 6, 2022

At the 2022 Winter Olympics, 45% of athletes are women, a Winter Games record. That’s up from 41% four years ago in PyeongChang – and 4.3% at the inaugural Olympic Winter Games in 1924.

Beijing will feature the debut of seven new events – one women’s event (monobob) and four mixed gender events – all part of an IOC gender initiative.

As a result, these Olympic Winter Games have been called the most “gender equal” in history.

Still, not every Olympic sport features equal opportunity. yahoo!sports