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36 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Well the IOC (or actually USOPC since the IOC only answers to Swiss court) could face legal challenges in the state. Their own rules also allow for transgender athletes, so they would have to change their rules too. 

 

The backlash of men competing in the female events would be much greater. IOC will make sure the Olympics will go smoothly and worry about the court cases later. Olympics should be about sport and not California state laws.

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23 minutes ago, EselTheDonkey said:

If this really happened, the door would be wide open for cheaters who claim that they consider themselves women just to get some easy Olympic Gold medals. It would be the death of women's sports. In no way should this happen. All those female athletes who aren't XY have their Rights as well.

 

The transgender athletes with high Testosteron can start at the men's competition. Nobody forbids them to do this.

Transgender athletes are required to lower their testosterone to natural gender levels.


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Oh look! Everybody's favourite lipstick-eating cross-country skier starts in Women's 10000m at the Norwegian National Championships. 

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Kristin Stoermer Steira won the 10,000 at National Champs by 1 minute 46 secs back in 2014 :p  Her time was 33:40.75 ;)

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4 minutes ago, Monzanator said:

Kristin Stoermer Steira won the 10,000 at National Champs by 1 minute 46 secs back in 2014 :p  Her time was 33:40.75 ;)

Yep. :)  Steira also won the 5000m in 2009 and Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen has a bronze medal on the 5000m. Jacobsen also starts in the 5000m this year. 

By the way, Johaug's personal best is 33:36 (10km), but that is set on road, so she is probably faster on track. 

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When did Maryna Novik move to Norway? I kind of remember her name from some old BLR results but haven’t heard of anything from her for ages!

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4 minutes ago, andyjgt said:

When did Maryna Novik move to Norway? I kind of remember her name from some old BLR results but haven’t heard of anything from her for ages!

Are you sure you are talking about the same Maryna Novik? 

https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/belarus/maryna-novik-201808 This is probably her you are talking about. She was javelin thrower, so I highly doubt she is now long distances runner. :p

https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/norway/maryna-novik-336505 Norwegian Maryna Novik.

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3 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

Yes, and IOC rules would allow that.

 

they'd rather strip L.A. and the US of the Games...:whistle:

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1 hour ago, Olympian1010 said:

Transgender athletes are required to lower their testosterone to natural gender levels.

 

only if they want to compete among the "real women" (those with XX chromosomes)...

 

if they want to start among the men, they can keep their testosterone level up as they normally have (still, within male average allowed values)...

 

and this is more than correct...and not discriminatory at all...

 

it's not that they must be allowed to whatever they want beyond other people's rights (and natural laws)...they just have the right to live their life without being threatened day in and day out by a bunch of idiots...

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