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Number of athletes at the Summer Olympics by gender 1896-2020

Number of men and women athletes participating at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2020

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Source

Release date

2021

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2021

Supplementary notes

This data was compiled from the linked report, and with data from each individual event page on olympic.org.
*Men's figure calculated using the total number of women athletes and their overall percentage (this approximate percentage was given by the International Olympic Committee).

**The source only provides data relating to the number of female athletes; the number of male athletes has been calculated by subtracting the female figures from the totals.

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