Transcender will ultimately destroy the games. Women will just stop competing against “women” with natural testosterone. How is this different than doping?
I have no problem with mixed events, such as relays. I do, however, have a problem with transgenders competing in events for women. If transgenders are going to compete, they need to compete against each other in separate events.
VIA the BBC, The Games will include a 4x400m mixed relay in athletics and a 4x100m medley mixed relay in swimming.
IOC president Thomas Bach said the Games will be “more youthful, more urban and include more women.”
“We have taken a really important step forward in terms of gender equality,” said IOC sports director Kit McConnell.
Rio 2016 champion swimmer Adam Peaty said on Thursday the introduction of mixed events for Tokyo 2020 would make the Olympics “more fun.”
“Obviously it’s very serious, but it’s great to mix things up from what they’ve been for so long as it adds a little spice and they’re great to watch.”
The IAAF welcomed the introduction of mixed relays but says it could be difficult to implement.
It said in a statement: “We should not expect the athletes entered to compete in the men’s and women’s 4x400m relays, from which the participants for the mixed relay will be naturally drawn, to compete in a third round of heats and finals for the mixed relay without allocating the appropriate space and time in the programme or enabling teams to bring additional athletes.”
Always look forward to the Olympics but may not be watching much at all. There are two genders! That is just the way it is! I don’t care how they live their lives but I don’t have to pretend to go along with it!!
Only a matter of time. – ease into the no men/women teams bit by bit. I guess they will be ok with losing even more watchers. Wonder when all pro teams – NFL, NBL, NBA, & NHL will start this madness?