Thérèse Brulé was a former French athlete who specialized in the high jump. Her sister Jeanne assumed the General Secretariat of the Fédération des sociétés féminines sportives de France (FSFSF) in 1920.
Thérèse Brulé, typist by trade, was with her sister Jeanne and the other sisters Liébrard one of the founders, on 27 July 1912, of Femina Sport, which included Mrs. Faivre Bouvot as the first president.During the great War, they strove to improve gender codes of the day which confined the activities of women in rhythmic gymnastics and athletic sports. This club then established itself as the bastion of sportif feminism, of which Germaine Delapierre, graduate in philosophy, and Alice Milliat were the main organisers. At their instigation the office Fédération des sociétés féminines sportives de France(FSFSF) became exclusively female in 1920 and Therese's sister Jeanne becomes on the General Secretary.
A versatile sportswomen, Therese Brule participated in July 1917 in the first female French Athletic Championships at the stadium of the porte Brancion in Paris. In 1921 she participated at the 1921 Women's Olympiad in Monaco and also in the runners-up 1922 Women's Olympiad and 1923 Women's Olympiad.
On the occasion of the championships, she establishes French athletic records in 4 events:
The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was celebrated from 28 July to 12 August 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The city of Amsterdam had previously bid for the 1920 and 1924 Olympic Games, but was obliged to give way to war-torn Antwerp in Belgium for the 1920 Games and Pierre de Coubertin's Paris for the 1924 Games.
The France women's national football team represents France in international women's football. The team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). France competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.
The Division 1 Féminine, shortened as D1 Féminine or D1F, and currently known as D1 Arkema for sponsorship reasons, is the highest division of women's football in France. Run by the French Football Federation, the league is contested by twelve clubs.
The Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) – or, in English, the International Women's Sports Federation – was founded in October 1921 by Alice Milliat because of the unwillingness of existing sports organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee and the International Amateur Athletics Federation, to let women compete in sports, particularly at an international level.
Violette Morris was an outstanding and versatile French athlete who won two gold and one silver medal at the Women's World Games in 1921–1922. She was later banned from competing for violating "moral standards." During World War II, she was accused of collaboration with Nazis and the Vichy France regime. She was killed in 1944 in a Resistance-led ambush.
Kinue Hitomi was a Japanese track and field athlete. She was the world record holder in several events in the 1920s – 1930s and was the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic medal. She was also the first woman to represent Japan at the Olympics.
Alice Joséphine Marie Milliat, née Million was a pioneer of women's sport in France and around the world. Her lobbying on behalf of female athletes forced the inclusion of women's events in the Olympic Games.
The Women's World Games were the first international women's sports events in track and field. The games were held four times between 1922 and 1934. They were established by Alice Milliat and the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) to compensate for the lack of women's sports at the Olympic Games. The games were an important step towards women's equality in sports. A forerunner tournament was held in Monte Carlo in March 1921.
Pierre Edmond Payssé was a French gymnast and teacher. He won two gold medals at the 1906 Intercalated Games in Athens, Greece, and later worked to increase participation in women's sport.
The 1930 Women's World Games were the third regular international Women's World Games, the tournament was held between September 6 - September 8 at the Letná Stadium in Prague.
The 1934 Women's World Games were the fourth edition of the international games for women. The tournament was held between 9–11 August at the White City Stadium in London, United Kingdom. These were the last athletic games exclusively for women, a planned fifth tournament for 1938 in Vienna was cancelled as women were allowed to compete in all regular athletics events at the Olympic Games and other international events. The first major tournament were the 1938 European Athletics Championships even though the tournament was split up into two separate events. The 3rd European Athletics Championships in 1946 were the first combined championships for both men and women.
The 1921 Women's OlympiadOlympiades Féminines and Jeux Olympiques Féminins was the first international women's sports event, a 5-day multi-sport event organised by Alice Milliat and held on 24–31 March 1921 in Monte Carlo at the International Sporting Club of Monaco. The tournament was formally called 1er Meeting International d'Education Physique Féminine de Sports Athlétiques. It was the first of three Women's Olympiads or "Monte Carlo Games" held annually at the venue, and the forerunner of the quadrennial Women's World Games, organised in 1922–34 by the International Women's Sports Federation founded by Milliat later in 1921.
Lucie Marie Bréard was a French middle-distance runner. She competed at the 1921 and 1922 Women's World Games and won the gold medals in the 800 m (1921) and 1000 m events. She was the French cross-country champion in 1920 and 1921.
Suzanne Liébrard was a versatile former French athlete, who was 13 times champion of France between 1917 and 1919. After setting the record for the 100 yards hurdles France in 1917 in 20 seconds, she ran 14.2 seconds two years later.
Germaine Delapierre was a pioneering French athlete who specialized in the hurdles. She was also an active footballer.
The 1922 Women's Olympiad was the second international women's sports event, a 7-day multi-sport event organised by Alice Milliat and held on 15– April 23 1922 in Monte Carlo at the International Sporting Club of Monaco. The tournament was formally called "Deuxiéme Meeting International d'Éducation Physique Féminine". It was also the second of three Women's Olympiads or "Monte Carlo Games" held annually at the venue in Monaco, and the second forerunner of the quadrennial Women's World Games, organised in 1922–34 by the International Women's Sports Federation founded by Milliat in late 1921.
The 1923 Women's Olympiad was the fourth international event in women's sports, the tournament was held 4 to 7 April 1923 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The tournament was formally called "Les Jeux Athlétiques Féminins à Monté Carlo". The games were a runner-up to the 1921 Women's Olympiad and 1922 Women's Olympiad.
The 1924 Women's Olympiad was the first international competition for women in track and field in the United Kingdom. The tournament was held on 4 August 1924 in London, United Kingdom.
The Fédération des sociétés féminines sportives de France was a French organisation set up to promote women's sport. The FSFSF was responsible for the French women's football championship from 1919 until 1932, and organised the Women's Olympiad, an alternative to the Olympic Games, between 1921 and 1923.