Trans athletes will now be allowed to compete in the Olympics without getting surgery first

  • metta

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    Jan 22, 2016 6:55 PM GMT
    Trans athletes will now be allowed to compete in the Olympics without getting surgery first


    However, trans women will face random testing


    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-athletes-will-now-be-allowed-to-compete-in-the-olympics-without-getting-surgery-first/
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    Jan 23, 2016 12:48 AM GMT
    That is not fair to athletes that don't take drugs. If they are going to allow drug fueled sports then restore Armstrong medals.
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    Jan 23, 2016 1:42 AM GMT
    The world's gone mad.
  • FRE0

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    Jan 23, 2016 3:25 AM GMT
    I have no pressing personal need to have an opinion on everything.
  • onelousymick

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    Jan 23, 2016 8:07 AM GMT
    I'm very curious how this affects drug-testing and it's various precedents and levels.
  • Apparition

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    Jan 23, 2016 9:30 AM GMT
    would just be easier to "eliminate" the "women's" categories and just have ONE category per sport instead of women's and men's.
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    Jan 23, 2016 5:45 PM GMT
    Sell whatever medals may be won to pay for the operation(s). Beats pawning it off on the public. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 23, 2016 6:34 PM GMT
    "While bottom surgery is not a requirement, the IOC will ensure trans female athletes have the right levels of testosterone and hormones before they compete to protect fair competition. Trans female athletes, once declared female, cannot change their identity for sporting purposes for a minimum of four years. They may also be subject to hormone testing. If they do not comply, they could face banning from the sport for a year."

    That makes perfect sense.
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    Jan 23, 2016 7:01 PM GMT
    eipoika said"While bottom surgery is not a requirement, the IOC will ensure trans female athletes have the right levels of testosterone and hormones before they compete to protect fair competition. Trans female athletes, once declared female, cannot change their identity for sporting purposes for a minimum of four years. They may also be subject to hormone testing. If they do not comply, they could face banning from the sport for a year."

    That makes perfect sense.

    As much as anything does in this carnival of the absurd. In exactly what sport is bottom surgery an advantage? And, since the Olympics will be in Brazil, will wax jobs be OK?
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    Jan 23, 2016 7:47 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    eipoika said"While bottom surgery is not a requirement, the IOC will ensure trans female athletes have the right levels of testosterone and hormones before they compete to protect fair competition. Trans female athletes, once declared female, cannot change their identity for sporting purposes for a minimum of four years. They may also be subject to hormone testing. If they do not comply, they could face banning from the sport for a year."

    That makes perfect sense.

    As much as anything does in this carnival of the absurd. In exactly what sport is bottom surgery an advantage? And, since the Olympics will be in Brazil, will wax jobs be OK?



    Nobody said that bottom surgery is an advantage. The hormones are the advantage.
    If you were born a male, it doesn't matter if you have a penis or not, you'll still carry male hormones. All your genetic code will remain of a male's. There lies the advantage.
    And that is exactly why men and women compete in different categories. That makes a huge difference in their performances.
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    Jan 23, 2016 8:18 PM GMT
    Not only that, but men are significantly physically bigger than women (on average) and would therefore have a competitive advantage in sports where size matters. I wonder if the IOC will change it's tune the first time a 7'2" male basketball player goes cross-gender.
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    Jan 31, 2016 11:56 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidThe world's gone mad.



    It truly has.