The Olympic Games began with a foot race, but along the way have picked up some sidelines ' that the Greeks had no word for. Now 16 other events — including yachting, fencing and cycling — have their day.

The Greeks long barred women from the games, even as spectators, under penalty of death. But women have competed in the modern Olym pics since 1900.

The U.S. women shown here will try to make up forthe poor showing of their predecessors at Berlin in 1936.

That year the Dutch girls made al most a clean sweep...

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