US Wins Olympics -- Thanks to Title IX

Amazing job by the United States Women in the 2012 Summer Olympics. We have them to thanks for winning the most gold medals and overall medals in the London Olympic Games.

In fact, just two countries matched the American women in gold medals. China as a country won 38, while Great Britain took home 29, tying the U.S. ladies.

It gets better. The United States women won 58 medals in all, better than all but three countries (China, Russia, Great Britain).

And they topped the American men both in gold medals won (29 to 17) and overall medals earned (58 to 45).

Can you say domination? And, Title IX is a big reason this happened. Title 9 became law on June 23, 1972. Just about exactly 40 years later, it's fruit is on display.

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