There were no women in the first Olympics.
At the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, 2,494 athletes participated (1,539 men and 955 women). Since the first Winter Games in 1924, 15,975 athletes have participated (12,030 men and 3,945 women) in all Winter Games.
Philippines first sent gymnasts to the Olympics in the 1964 Games in Tokyo. Fortunato Payao and Demetrio Pastrana competed in men's events and Evelyn Magluyan competed in women's events.
The ancient Olympics began as entertainment for Ancient Greeks. When The Roman Empire captured Greece, they included the entire Roman Empire. Only men participated in The Olympics; however, women participated in local athletic events. Women just did not ride all over the countryside.
Of the 9356 competitors in the 1992 Summer Olympics, 6652 were men.
245 men, 13 women
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In the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Chisela Kanchela participated in the men's 100 meter breaststroke and Jakie Wellman in the women's 50 meter freestyle. Neither advanced to the medal round.
India's 83 athletes or 60 men and 23 women participated in 13 sports and 55 events
The first few and the ancient Olympic games.
Irakli Revishvili participated in the men's 200 meter freestyle but did not advance to the semi-finals. Anna Salnikova participated in the women's 100 meter breaststroke but did not advance to the semi-finals.
At the first Olympics, women were not allowed to participate. The games were dedicated to Zeus, and were therefore meant for men. Now, women certainly do participate in the Olympics.