Olympics: Out of the Tunnel into History

The Olympiad was another step forward for women's sports

So this is what equality looks like. Cheryl Miller, Kelly McCormick, Tracy Cauikins, Flo Hyman, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Joan Benoit running through the tunnel into the Los Angeles Coliseum and out into history.

The realization was framed during these free-enterprise Olympics as much by the television commercials as by the players. Benoit and her teammates moved to a chorus of marketplace acknowledgments that "feminine" has been redefined. "These women have a dream," exulted an Avon spot over a shot of women donning their running shoes. The...

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