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About Melonade

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    Great Britain
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    Motorsports, Tennis, Athletics, Golf, Volleyball
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    Usain Bolt, Dustin Brown, Mo Farah, Tiger Woods, Nico Rosberg
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  1. [OFF TOPIC] Science & Technology Thread

    another NASA reporter is choking hahaha we had a partial eclipse last year in UK, I think I was a fetus in 1999
  2. [OFF TOPIC] Science & Technology Thread

    The NASA reporter is crying
  3. Athletics 2017 Discussion Thread

    Usain Bolt now ruled out of charity match after hamstring injury worse than expected I hope he'll do it next year
  4. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    Please read I don't know if this is needed right now or if this has been said before, but: I'm not someone who has read too much of this thread and I haven't seen what people were saying when Semenya was racing, but recently I was thinking about a solution to the problem with transgender women in sport, especially after watching BBC coverage where Paula Radcliffe, Michael Johnson and Denise Lewis were all agreeing that there is no solution at all to the problem. I think I've thought of a solution I don't know if it's good or not. But it's a solution In the future, transgender people are going to become more common, and 'gender fluidity' and related things will become more widespread This could become an issue in athletics as not just the Women's 800m, but other events, have women who are transgender potentially 'taking over' their discipline My solution (which could work in a world where transgender people exist in some numbers) would be to have 3 Gender Categories This might sound weird. Let me explain: 1: Men (XY and XX chromosome, although transgender men are unlikely to be as physically competitive as born male (XX) men) 2: Women (ONLY XX BORN WOMEN) 3: Transgender Women (Women born XY e.g. Semenya) With this solution, XX women (women born female) will be able to compete for gold, and so will transgender women. Some problems and solutions: 1. If you were Caster Semenya and you were told you couldn't compete in the women's 800m, it might not come across very well if you get what I mean. But I don't think this is much of a problem, there is now a gender category that is more specific to her than before 2. There aren't that many transgender women (yet) that are competitive at the highest levels of their discipline. I was aware of at least 4 transgender women in this year's 800m (the 4th person is a Ugandan person who reached semis), but the medals could pretty much be determined even before the race has begun (Semenya, Niyonsaba, Wambui) so the achievement of being world championship medallist is less 3. In other events, I don't know any transgender athletes (apart from Dutee Chand, the Indian sprinter) but this could be solved by only having 2 gender categories in other events (only 3 where necessary) As transgender female athletes who are the best in their discipline begin to appear, very slowly, timing this solution change would be difficult Thanks for reading, this is my solution, sorry if someone already thought of it (I don't know), and please tell me if it's good or if it's bad EDIT: Response suggests this is the worstest idea of ever (oops)
  5. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    Love the Salt Bae intro hahaha
  6. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    Hmmmm so I had a dream after Usain lost his individual race that he won and I came 2nd and Justin Gatlin came 3rd and Reece Prescod was 4th lol and now I just had a dream where Usain won his relay
  7. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    So I ran out my room when I saw Usain and then I heard Steve Cram shout 'GOOOOOOLD' and I ran back in I feel really bipolar right now oh my fu-
  8. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHESIUGFE_OS+)EA)WEGRBUOAWEGIYO(grhwa0i9eoqaefuou8adwhih8347rhygaebfhhafeoiwej :O :O :O :OI :L O :O P !!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rjrkdfkuhdskbfuegbvk ?¬?¬?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?
  9. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    Congrats Daryll Neita, Desiree Henry, Asha Philip and Dina Asher-Smith! Silver medal
  10. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    How to throw 90m
  11. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    Yay the relay intros!!!!
  12. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    Ashley Bryant can win gold in the Men's Decathlon!!!!!!! (If he cuts across the track and run 1500m in 2 minutes)
  13. Athletics IAAF World Championships 2017

    5th and 6th for Morgan Lake and KJT............... weve had like 10 4th/5th/6ths and only 2 medals ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh (thanks Mo Farah lol)
  14. [OFF TOPIC] Music Thread

  15. Athletics 2017 Discussion Thread

    Yeah I saw that he won the Hengelo 1500m and was like who is that???? And why does he improve his PB by 5 seconds at a time and never lose? And is he from Bahrain or bought by Bahrain (like Ruth Jebet)?