Friday, January 04, 2008

Tennis, Anyone? / One Cup of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: The Olympics aren’t until August, but we’ve got a little Olympic trivia for you for this morning’s One Cup of Java Challenge – asking you to name the first Olympic sport in which women were allowed to participate. It occurred at the 1900 Summer Olympics, and the first woman to win gold was named Charlotte Cooper.

Answer: Tennis (Cooper had already won Wimbledon 3 times!)

Bonus Blog Trivia: The 1900 Summer Olympics also featured a tug-of-war, won by the combined Sweden/Denmark team. Kite flying was a non-medal demonstration sport as well.


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