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November 08, 2012

Truth & Rumors: British Olympic official calls on R&A to admit women members

Posted at 12:55 PM by Samantha Glover | Categories: Olympics, Royal and Ancient, Truth & Rumors

According to a report by the BBC, Lord Moynihan, outgoing chairman of the British Olympic Association, wants to see the R&A admit women members.

"It is remarkable that Augusta has changed, but the Royal and Ancient is still there having not entitled and allowed complete equality of opportunity for women in this country."

Augusta National made history in August when it announced that the famous men's only club admitted it's first two women members; Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore. Moynihan thinks the all-male R&A should follow suit.

"It should be an embedded characteristic of 21st century sport, especially when you see the contribution the athletes make."

"Let's get real and let's get on with the job of providing equality of opportunity across sports, sports administration as well as sporting opportunity."

 

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