Wednesday , 24 April 2019

Sport

Ride with the Flying Scotsman

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Gay Scottish cycling hero Graeme Obree, known as the Flying Scotsman, is holding a special race on Saturday the 2nd of August, and members of the public are invited to join in. It’s a chance to ride alongside the legend on a challenging but scenic route through the Ayrshire countryside, taking in some of his old training ground. Shorter routes ...

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‘Gender test’ athlete cannot compete

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Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been told by her national athletics body that she cannot compete in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games because a ‘gender test’ suggests she has high androgen levels, meaning she may be intersex. The 18 year old sprinter, whose older sister is also a successful athlete, had been looking forward to competing in the 200m race when ...

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Sporting bodies: accounting for the intersex

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The announcement last week that an Indian sprinter, Dutee Chand, has been forbidden from competing in Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games because she has high testosterone levels has highlighted a problem that sport can’t see to shake. Although our whole society is built around a binary division of sexes, it’s in sport that it really comes to the fore – and so ...

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