By Associated Press
Published July 31st, 2012
Olympic organizers and swimming’s governing body leapt to the defense of China’s world record-breaking teen sensation Ye Shiwen on Tuesday, with the sport’s president saying suspicions that she doped were “crazy” and motivated by jealousy and the IOC stressing its confidence in the drug-testing program.
“We need to get real here,” said International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams. “These are the world’s best athletes competing at the very highest level. We’ve seen all sorts of records broken already all over the place.”
Adams said the top five athletes in each event, plus two others, are tested as part of “a very, very strong drug-testing program, and we are very confident if there are cheats we will catch them.”
“We can’t stop speculation. It is inevitably a sad result of the fact that there are people who dope and who cheat,” Adams said. “It’s very sad we can’t applaud a great performance. Let’s give the benefit of the doubt to the athletes.
Commentary: IOC Ethically and Ideologically Broken
Clearly, the IOC is targeting “femininity” and has nothing to do with “testosterone” or human (female) performance and fairness. Women, appearing less feminine are targeted and gender tested, solely based on what a young athlete “look likes”.
This clearly proves the point.
Though fabulous and I am absolutely thrilled for Ye Shiwen and for ALL women, that these barriers are being broken as they should be. That clearly the IOC and FINA response,is fascinating to see when you compare Caster’s situation and how the IOC/IAAF went after her and gender tested her, questioning her very identity and humiliating her worldwide, for a far less performance she gave in Berlin, setting no records, and in-fact 15 women have run faster then her to that point, and many more since that episode on 2009. IOC declaring an Intersex/testosterone as a threat to women’s sport, with NO supporting evidence/science to support it.
THE THREAT TO WOMENS PARTICIPATION IN SPORT IS WHERE?
Ljungqvist (IOC), Genel (Yale) and Vilain (UCLA) stating in interviews (purposely to mislead the public), women were complaining because what she looked like…. “Creating policy not to protect the athlete, but to protect themselves from litigation from other athletes and empowering them and the system, to discriminate and humiliate other women, based on ones appearance, not performance. Continuing to suggest, of which they have no evidence and or science if asked, and top international experts refute their position as “folklore”.
Here we have a situation with young Ye Shiwen, exceptional talent, a fucused bubbly young woman, swimming her heart out. Because she looks “ideologically” feminine, she gets passed over. Though I wish nothing of this sort for her, but to make the crucial point, the IOC is targeting less “feminine looking” women based
“SOLELY” on what they appear like.
It is numbing to know this is going on!
We can be certain, other women are upset as coaches are upset and questioning her performance as happened with Caster in Berlin. But the IOC comes out to
IOC what gives?? Time to tell the truth, you are developing policy against women, not for the purpose of competition/fairness as you state – but to control “femininity“.
International Olympic Committee - “YOU ARE BUSTED!! “
Human Rights Violations/Discrimination being carried out by the IOC on women and have been doing so for (5) decades.
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Published July 2012