Monday, July 04, 2016
Olympic Gender Drama Posts
With the Rio Olympics a month from starting, and me being a serious Olympic junkie, it's the perfect timing for a TransGriot compilation post that features an Olympic theme.
Since it's the worlds penultimate sporting competition, international sporting prestige, national pride and tax dollars are on the line in the chase for Olympic glory. Sometimes interesting stories have emerged as that pursuit of gold, silver and bronze medals gets heated.
Or in Nazi Germany, East Germany and Russia's cases, being caught cheating.
Here are some past TransGriot posts that have tackled that theme.
Gender Drama At The 1936 Berlin Olympics
Olympic Gender Drama- The Press Sisters
Olympic Gender Drama- The 1976 East German Swim Team
Olympic Gender Drama-Erik Schinegger
Olympic Gender Drama- Flo Jo
That's A Man'
Caster Semenya Case Opening Old Wounds
Black Female Athlete Dominates Competition- Gets Gender Identity Questioned
2012 Olympic Watch- Semenya Gets 800m Silver