As Sochi Olympics Approach, 9 Landmark Moments For Women In The History Of The Games

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On Friday, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be upon us, and the Games in recent history have seen more women competing than ever before. The last century has seen triumphant gains for female athletes in terms of both access and acceptance, though more barriers have yet to fall.

So let's take a look at nine important moments for gender equality at the Games, featuring some dynamic, dominant women throughout Olympic history...

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