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After World Cup, still a long way to go

After World Cup, still a long way to go

Originally Published: July 18, 2011
By Val Ackerman

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany, won by Japan in a thrilling shootout finale on Sunday, was another shining moment for women's sports. With impressive crowds and rousing performances, the event once again showed how women's sports can impress and inspire, and once again revealed the depth of pride nations feel when their top female athletes prevail.

As I watched the World Cup, I thought about what these contests can teach us about the progress of women's sports around ...

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