Although a World Championship in women's Basketball had been held every four years since 1953, women's basketball reached a milestone in 1976 with its first Olympic competition. Despite a competitive Olympic field, the USSR clearly proved to be the best. Entering the 1976 Games with a winning streak that had not seen the Soviet women lose a major international game since 1958, the USSR continued its domination over its international foes at the 1976 Olympics. Earning the first Olympic women's basketball gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record. The United States finished with the silver and Bulgaria took the bronze. 1956
Women's basketball became a medal event at the 1976 Games in Montreal.
Women's soccer become an Olympic sport in 1996.
1976 Games in Montreal.
In July of 1992, it was deciedd that women's hockey should take place in the Olympics. The first games of women's olympic hockey started in the 1998 winter olympics.
Field hockey debuted at the 1908 Games in London.
Women's pole vault debuted at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
In July of 1992, it was deciedd that women's hockey should take place in the olympics. The first games of women's olympic hockey started in the 1998 winter olympics.
Field hockey becomes a medal sport for women in the Olympics. The Zimbabwe women's field hockey team went undefeated to win the Olympic gold medal.
Men's handball debuted at the 1936 Games in Berlin and then was not held again until the 1972 Games in Munich. It has been competed in every Summer Games since 1972. Women's handball debuted at the 1976 Games in Montreal and has been competed in every Summer Games since then.
Women's football debuted at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.