Sex testing at the Olympics has always been wrong
By Editor - Sat Jul 17, 2:53 am
Like the proverbial whack-a-mole, the Olympic sex test keeps coming back—with disastrous effects for women athletes across the globe—no matter how many times athletes and human rights’ advocates think they have abolished it. The test was introduced in the 1930s to weed out “abnormal women athletes” from the Olympics. Feminists, athletes, geneticists, ethicists, and national governments protested, but it took until the 1990s when the International Amateur Athletic Federation (now known as World Athletics) and the International Olympic Committee ended the test.
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