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Two days before the 2013 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, USA Cycling gathered its top riders in each race category for a press conference at the race’s media center, set up in the building that houses the University of Louisville women’s rowing team. 

Women’s rowing is one of the sports that colleges and universities added to comply with Title IX, which mandates equal opportunities for sports participation by men and women.  Soccer and cycling are also sports that saw a boost at the collegiate level as a result of Title IX.

The general growth of women’s sports in the United States owes a lot to regulations like Title IX that increased the opportunities for women to participate in sports.  With those opportunities came more participation that, in turn, produced a larger pool of elite female athletes.

 

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