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Their day in the sun
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Their Day in the Sun: Women of the 1932 Olympics is the story of those remarkable people-their dedication and their delight in competition. It was not easy, and far from acceptable, for a woman to be an athlete in 1932. As late as April 1931 the IOC seriously considered eliminating women's events. Pieroth's account is drawn from interviews with eleven of the women athletes, family members, other Olympians of the era, and witnesses of the 1932 games. In recounting their Olympic summer and their varied routes to Los Angeles, it adds to the history of sport the identities and details of a specific athletic cohort and their experiences in striving for excellence and acceptance.
Women of the 1932 Olympics
DORIS H. PIEROTH
University of Washington Press