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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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1896 to 2021

Supplementary notes

This data was compiled from the linked report, and with data from each individual event page on
*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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