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Olympisch Stadion, where women first competed in track and field Amsterdam
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Canadian Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld won an Olympic silver medal here in the 100-meter race on July 31, 1928. She was later named Canada’s woman athlete of the first half-century in 1950. The 1928 Olympics, held in Amsterdam, were the first in which women were allowed to compete in track & field events.

See also: "Bobbie Rosenfeld goes for the gold" in This Week in History; Bobbie Rosenfeld in Women of Valor; and Fanny "Bobbie" Rosenfeld in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Olympisch Stadion, where women first competed in track and field." (Viewed on April 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/olympisch-stadion-where-women-first-competed-in-track-and-field>.