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- Gender testing and women's sport
- Farquharson, Karen
- The second week of the Olympics is almost upon us, bringing on the athletics competition. Caster Semenya, a talented middle-distance runner, carried the South African flag at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. The road she travelled to get to this Olympics was a particularly challenging one as not only did she have to qualify, she also had to prove that she was a woman. I've learned two things about gender testing and sport that I found interesting. First, there is no definitive gender test. And second, only women's sport worries about gender testing.
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- Swinburne University of Technology
- The Conversation, 03 August 2012
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- Gender testing; Olympics; Semenya, Caster (1991-); Sporting events; Sportspeople; Women
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