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"Elise was born in eighteen eighty four and grew up in not France there. She started her career as a teacher before moving to England and getting married but after her husband passed away in nineteen. Oh eight her life changed course. She traveled the world learning languages and became a successful translator. The Startup World War. One drew elise back to France where she remained. After the war's conclusion the period following World War One was full of great social change gender equality and suffrage the hot topics in France's national conversation and around the World Eminem was on the rise and it was with this backdrop that a lease appeared on the public seed at least was passionate about athletics especially rowing and believed that sports were a good method for building confidence in girls so in nineteen nineteen. She officially requested that the International Olympic Committee allow women to participate in track and field at the time. Women could only participate in a small handful of low impact sports the Olympics but the International Olympic Committee refused after all the IOC historically had a highly traditional view of women's role in society. The second president of the organization said I do not approve of the participation of women in public competitions and the Olympic Games their primary role should be to crown the victors frustrated by the rejection and with the momentum of the women's movement behind her elise created the International Women's sports federation or F S F. I for its name in French. In nineteen twenty one the following year the F. F. I launched the first women's Olympic Games and Paris women were allowed to compete in all kinds of competitions including the one thousand meter race and shot put throw thirty. Eight countries were affiliated with the organization male dominated sporting organizations like the IOC and the International Association. Athletic Federation's were displeased with Lisa's independent movement. To Save at Least Nineteen Twenty. Six the SF. I struck a deal where it agreed to follow International Association of Athletics. Federation's rules in exchange for adding women's track and field to the next Olympic Games. In those games women were finally allowed to run an eight hundred meter race the longest distance yet but the event caused controversy for a reason that feels unheard of today. Spectators were shocked to see the email competitors appear sweaty out of breath after running the race. One newspaper headline called the racers eleven wretched women. The event was perceived to be too strenuous for women and it was subsequently banned until nineteen sixty. This controversy demonstrates the state of Women's sports in the eyes of the world at the time. And exactly what a lease was up against the F. SF? I continued to hold women. Only sporting events drawing thousands of spectators between nineteen twenty two and nineteen thirty four. It organized four events involving hundreds of athletes at age fifty to a lease announced that she intended to retire from her position at the forefront of sports politics by the end of the year however the International Association of Athletic Federation's was tired of Elisa's competing Olympic events and it proposed that it would ban its members from a Lisa's f-a-s-t F I events in a final act of advocacy elise traveled to Sweden and address the organization calling once again for women to be fully included in the official Olympic Games. Her speech helped but in nineteen thirty. Six the International Association about letting federations voted to takeover women's athletics thereby killing the FBI. They did agree to add three more women's events. The Olympics bringing the total to nine passed away in Paris in nineteen fifty seven though the F. SF dissolved in the end her groundbreaking impact on. Women's sports is undeniable. She gave hundreds women opportunities to live out dreams that otherwise would have been impossible. This episode of Encyclopaedia. Will Manica is brought to you by little passports. Passport is a subscription box full of toys and Games for children of all ages that educates and entertains. I'm really excited to say that my cousin and her two little girls are expecting a little passports box for themselves. I can't wait to hear what they think. Especially right now when I know that my cousin and parents all over trying to figure out new and different ways to incorporate learning into play little passports is award-winning and has the parent. Tested Parent approved seal for twelve ninety five.

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