Olympics of Grace

The Olympics of Grace (Olimpiadi della Grazia) was an international multi-sport event for women that was held from 29–31 May 1931 in Florence, Italy.wikipedia
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The Olympics of Grace (Olimpiadi della Grazia) was an international multi-sport event for women that was held from 29–31 May 1931 in Florence, Italy.
As international women's sport began to develop, events such as the Women's World Games and Olympics of Grace were held to allow women to engage in sport on the international stage.

Women's World Games

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Both this event and the Women's World Games led to greater inclusion of women at the Olympic Games.
A European version of the women's games was hosted in 1931 in Florence and was known as the Olimpiadi della Grazia (Olympics of Grace).

Florence

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The Olympics of Grace (Olimpiadi della Grazia) was an international multi-sport event for women that was held from 29–31 May 1931 in Florence, Italy.

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The Olympics of Grace (Olimpiadi della Grazia) was an international multi-sport event for women that was held from 29–31 May 1931 in Florence, Italy.

Track and field

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Primarily composed of track and field events and contested by women from eleven European countries, the competition was a forerunner to women's participation in the European Athletics Championships.

European Athletics Championships

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Primarily composed of track and field events and contested by women from eleven European countries, the competition was a forerunner to women's participation in the European Athletics Championships.

International Women's Sports Federation

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The formation of the International Women's Sports Federation (FSFI) and the hosting of the 1921 Women's World Games in Monte Carlo, led by Alice Milliat, marked the growth of organised international women's sport.

1921 Women's Olympiad

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The formation of the International Women's Sports Federation (FSFI) and the hosting of the 1921 Women's World Games in Monte Carlo, led by Alice Milliat, marked the growth of organised international women's sport.

Monte Carlo

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The formation of the International Women's Sports Federation (FSFI) and the hosting of the 1921 Women's World Games in Monte Carlo, led by Alice Milliat, marked the growth of organised international women's sport.

Alice Milliat

The formation of the International Women's Sports Federation (FSFI) and the hosting of the 1921 Women's World Games in Monte Carlo, led by Alice Milliat, marked the growth of organised international women's sport.

Grand Council of Fascism

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The Grand Council of Fascism in Italy was partly encouraging of the movement but stated that, regardless of sporting prowess, motherhood was a woman's most important role.

Benito Mussolini

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Women's engagement in sport fitted the views of Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, whose feminine ideal concerned rural, strong and fertile women, in opposition to ostentation and cosmopolitanism.

Athletics (physical culture)

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Still, reflecting the social background of antagonism or ambivalence towards pure athleticism in women, the 1931 sporting event was designated the Olympics of Grace.

International Olympic Committee

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It was not sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Participation of women in the Olympics

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Both this event and the Women's World Games led to greater inclusion of women at the Olympic Games.

1920 Summer Olympics

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The number of Olympic women athletes increased over five-fold from the 1920 to the 1936 Summer Olympics (65 to 331).

1936 Summer Olympics

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The number of Olympic women athletes increased over five-fold from the 1920 to the 1936 Summer Olympics (65 to 331).

Competitive dance

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In addition to the track and field events, a dancing competition was held and the winner's cup was presented to a troupe of German dancers under the tutelage of Mary Wigman, one of the originators of modern expressionist dance.

Mary Wigman

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In addition to the track and field events, a dancing competition was held and the winner's cup was presented to a troupe of German dancers under the tutelage of Mary Wigman, one of the originators of modern expressionist dance.

Expressionist dance

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In addition to the track and field events, a dancing competition was held and the winner's cup was presented to a troupe of German dancers under the tutelage of Mary Wigman, one of the originators of modern expressionist dance.

Sport of athletics

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It is not known what other events were held in Florence besides dance and athletics.

Germany

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