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GENDER AND OTHER ISSUES

Gender Testing Hangs Before the Games as a Muddled and Vexing Mess
At closed meetings in Miami on Sunday and Monday, medical specialists and representatives of the International Olympic Committee will tackle one of the most vexing questions in sports: What test should be used to determine whether an athlete competes as a man or a woman? Or should there be any official testing at all? - January 15, 2010 www.nytimes.com

CAAWS disappointed at decision on Women’s Ski Jumping in the 2010 Winter Olympics
“While we were hopeful that the BC Supreme Court would rule in favour of the ski jumpers, we knew it was going to be a difficult decision. It’s disappointing that in this day and age we are still fighting this battle in Canada, where we have such a strong reputation for gender equity,” said CAAWS chair, Nicole Smith of New Maryland, New Brunswick. “However, we realize that since the International Olympic Committee is not bound by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the court could not make an effective ruling over a body that operates outside of Canada’s jurisdiction.”


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