Honoring our past as we celebrate some of the remarkable accomplishments by the women of Team USA
Throughout March, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Digital Museum will share stories from the inspiring women of Team USA. Be sure to read about these amazing Olympians and Paralympians and the paths they followed to their success.
A native of San Diego, Bonnie St. John enrolled at a boarding school for budding ski racers, earned admission to Harvard and shined at the Innsbruck 1984 Paralympic Winter Games, where she became the first Black American -- male or female -- to medal in an Olympic or Paralympic Winter Games.
Women’s soccer was added to the Olympic Games for the first time ever and while it was only an eight-team competition, it was a rousing success capped by the U.S. 2-1 victory over China in the gold medal game.