The Toronto Star – Complaints against Caster Semenya ‘total sour grapes
The Toronto Star
By Randy Starkman – Olympic Sports Reporter
A transgender Toronto cyclist who helped South African runner Caster Semenya get reinstated lashed out Monday at complaints against her return — including a remark by Canadian Diane Cummins that it was like “running against a man.”
Kristen Worley, who attempted to become the first transgender Olympian at the 2008 Beijing Games, was responding to remarks made by Cummins and other athletes after Semenya won Sunday in the women’s 800 metres in 1:59.90 at a major meet in Berlin.
Published August 23rd, 2010
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The Times of India -
Kristen Worley is a Canadian high performance track cyclist who has been speaking publicly on issues of gender discrimination and treatment of gender variant athletes.
She is also co-founder of Coalition of Athletes for Inclusion in Sport formed in 2009 to address the IOC Gender Policy. Worley’s activism recently ensured world sporting bodies lift the ban on South African runner Caster Semenya, who had to sit out for 11 months after the world champion’s gold medal was revoked as she failed ‘gender tests’.
Published – August 1st, 2010
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