Has growing female participation in the Olympics from countries like Saudi Arabia and Brunei had a meaningful impact at home, or it is just a gesture for a global audience?
In a sport plagued by doping scandals, the women’s 1500-meter final at the London Olympics stands out—and not for the right reasons.
Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb had to sneak onto the Boston Marathon course in 1966, becoming the first woman to run the historic race. "But how can we prove that we can do something if we are not allowed to do it?" she says today.