In 1972, the US passed Title IX which provided women equal opportunity to participate in sports. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have stated that they will be the first Games to have both Men’s & Women’s participation in all sports. Does gender or race influence the selection of Olympic team members? How do Nations differ in their gender or race relations? Is there a discrepancy?
Is there a resistance to women’s participation? Is there a resistance to racial ideological participation? Is it sexism, racism, discrimination? How does it affect Olympic tradition? What is the IOC doing to bridge the gap in gender or race participation? It will be important to explore the varying norms across National Olympic Committees. You may pick either gender or race as your research subject.