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Women get set to run for an awareness event in Netherlands, 2014

Women's sports includes amateur as well as women's professional sports, in all varieties of sports. Female participation and popularity in sports increased dramatically in the twentieth century, especially in the last quarter-century, reflecting changes in modern societies that emphasized gender parity. Although the level of participation and performance still varies greatly by country and by sport, women's sports are widely accepted throughout the world today. In a few instances, such as figure skating, female athletes rival or exceed their male counterparts in popularity. In many sports women usually do not compete on equal terms against men.

Although there has been a rise in participation by women in sports, a large disparity still remains. These disparities are prevalent globally and continue to hinder equality in sports. Many institutions and programs still remain conservative and do not contribute to gender equity in sports.

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The CMLL World Women's Championship (Campeonato Mundial Femenil de CMLL in Spanish) is the top female professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). The championship has exisisted since 1992 and is one of two women's championships currently recognized by CMLL; the other is the Mexican National Women's Championship. Being a professional wrestling championship it is not won legitimately; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.

Bull Nakano became the first CMLL World Women's Champion after winning a 12-woman battle royal to win the title on June 12, 1992. La Amapola is the current CMLL World Women's Champion, having defeated Lady Apache on November 16, 2007. This is La Amapola's first reign with the title; she is the 12th overall champion and the 10th person to hold the championship. Amapola holds the record for the longest reign with 3,927 days, while the 2nd longest is held by Reina Jubuki, at 828 days. Lady Apache has the most reigns of any wrestler, with three; she also has had the shortest title reign, at 90 days.

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The National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) is an organization formed in 1983 to promote women's intercollegiate golf. The vision of NGCA since its inception has been "to encourage the playing of intercollegiate golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition".

The NGCA has a membership of over 400 coaches of NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA collegiate programs. NGCA is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors and the headquarters is located in Coral Springs, Florida.

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Izzy Westbury training with the England Women's Academy in Bangalore, 2010
Isabelle Mary Geraldine Westbury, commonly known as Izzy Westbury, (born 8 March 1990) is an international cricketer who has represented the Netherlands national women's cricket team in one One Day International (ODI) in 2005. She is currently part of the England women's Academy. A right-handed batsman and off break bowler, she has played for Somerset Women since 2007.

Beginning her career in the Netherlands, Westbury progressed quickly within the national side, appearing at both the 2004 and 2006 Women's European Under-21 Championships, and made her senior international debut at the 2005 Women's European Championship. During this tournament, she also made her only ODI appearance, playing for the Netherlands against Ireland. She moved to England in 2006 to study, and joined Somerset for the 2007 season, where she has played ever since. In 2010, she was selected as part of the England women's academy, travelling to India for the High Performance Camp.

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