COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- During this, the summer of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, American women have reached another milestone in sports: For the first time, they outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team.
The U.S. Olympic Committee released its roster for the London Olympics on Tuesday. There were 269 women and 261 men.
CEO Scott Blackmun called it a "true testament to the impact of Title IX," the 1972 law that increased opportunities for women in sports across America.
The women's names ranged from `A' – high jumper Amy Acuff, making her fifth Olympic appearance – to `Z' – Kate Ziegler, a world-champion swimmer who will be at the Olympics for the first time this year.
Michael Phelps, who already has 14 Olympic medals, is one of 228 athletes making return trips to the games. Among those, there are 124 who already have medals; 76 of those were Olympic champions.
Acuff is one of seven Americans making their fifth trip to the Olympics. Before this year, only 16 had been to five games.
This year's oldest American athlete is 54-year-old equestrian rider Karen O'Connor, while the youngest is 15-year-old swimmer Katie Ledecky.
Basketball player Tyson Chandler is the tallest American at 7-foot-1, while gymnast Gabby Douglas is one of the three shortest Americans, at 4-11.
There are 53 dads and 11 moms on the team, two sets of twins (Bob and Mike Bryan in tennis and Grant and Ross James in rowing) and seven who come out of the U.S. Army's World Class Athlete Program.
The Olympics start July 27. The U.S. team will have athletes competing in 246 out of 302 medal events.
The Aquatic Centre
A general view of the Diving pool during the Sainsbury's 2012 UK School Games at the Aquatic Centre on May 9, 2012 in London, England.
A general view of the action of the London Prepares Series match between Australia and China at the Basketball Arena in the Olympic Park on August 16, 2011 in London, England.
The peloton makes its way up Box Hill during the London-Surrey Cycle Classic road race at Box Hill on August 14, 2011 in Surrey, England.
City of Coventry Stadium
A picture shows a general view of the pitch and stands at the City of Coventry Stadium on April 23, 2012 one of the venues for the football competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The British Cabinet hold a special meeting at the Copper Box handball arena at the Olympic Park in London on January 9, 2012. London marked 200 days to go until the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in an upbeat mood.
Aerial view of Earls Court which will host Volleyball events during the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 26, 2011 in London, England.
A picture shows a view of Dorney Lake at Eton Dorney, the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games rowing, canoe sprint and Paralympic rowing competitions, near Windsor in Berkshire on March 29, 2012.
A general view of ExCel London during day two of the ITTF Pro Tour Table Tennis Grand Finals at the ExCel on November 24, 2011 in London, England.
Aerial view of Greenwich Park which will host equestrian events during the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 26, 2011 in London, England.
Liam Killeen and David Fletcher from the British mountain biking team take on the course at the London 2012 Olympic Games Mountain Bike competition venue at Hadleigh Farm in Essex, east of London, on April 4, 2012.
A general view of Hampden Park prior to the Scottish Communities Cup Semi Final match between Ayr United and Kilmarnock at Hampden Park on January 28, 2012 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Hampton Court Palace
A picture shows a general view of the main entrance of the Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey, south west London on March 27, 2012.
Horse Guards Parade
A general view of centre court prior the Final phase of the VISA FIVB Beach Volleyball International between China and Canada at Horse Guards Parade on August 12, 2011 in London, England.
A general view of the start during the Men's London 10km Marathon Swimming International at Hyde Park on August 13, 2011 in London, England.
Lee Valley White Water Centre
Team GB athletes train at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire on January 18, 2012, the venue for canoeing and kayaking events during the London 2012 Olympic games.
Lord's Cricket Ground
A general view of archers competing in the Archery MCC Cup between teams from Great Britain, China and India at Lord's cricket ground on August 6, 2007 in London, England.
A picture shows a general view of the Millennium stadium, a venue for the football competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, before the Six Nations International rugby union match between Wales and Scotland in Cardiff on February 12 2012.
North Greenwich Arena
Giant Olympic rings are towed on The River Thames past the O2 which will be renamed the North Greenwich Arena during the games on February 28, 2012 in London, England.
A picture shows a general view of Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, north-west England on December 10, 2011 which will be used as a venue for the football competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The ArcelorMittal ORBIT during the sculpture's official unveiling in the Olympic Park on May 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
A general view of the Olympics Stadium during the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge LOCOG Test Event for the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on May 8, 2012 in London, England.
A general view of the Men's Final during the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament - LOCOG Test Event for London 2012 at Riverbank Arena - Hockey Centre on May 6, 2012 in London, England.
St. James' Park
A general view of St. James' Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club on March 5, 2011 in Newcastle, England.
Team Australia and Belgium make their way to the starting area ahead of the London-Surrey Cycle Classic road race at The Mall on August 14, 2011 in London, England.
A general view of the Women's Omnium race during the final day at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, a test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park in London on February 19, 2012.
In this handout image provided by the The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) an aerial view of the Velodrome, BMX track and Basketball arena, Athletes village and Aquatics Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Park on April 16, 2012 in London, England.
Water Polo Arena
The Great Britain reserve players look on during the Visa Water Polo International test event match between Great Britain and USA ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on May 5, 2012 in London, England.
A picture shows the Wembley Arena, the venue for the Badminton and Rythmic Gymnastic competitions at the London 2012 Olympic Games, in London on March 26, 2012.
The stadium roof is open for the first time before then power League two play-off final between Cheltenham Town and Crewe Alexandra at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2012 in London, England.
A ship sits in water in Weymouth Bay, which will be the venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions on April 18, 2012 in Weymouth, England.
View of Court 19 during the first round men's singles match between France's Michael Llodra and Italy's Fabio Fognini and on the first day of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2012.