July 28, 2006

Michelle Dumaresq wins downhill nationals (again)

It seems like every time she wins, things still don't get better as far as respectfulness.

This is a difficult and controversial area of sports, with arguments on both sides of the issue as to whether athletes should be able to compete in their new gender. However, the IOC (International Olympic Committee), UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and Canadian law (as well as the laws of other countries) have all come down on the side of letting these athletes compete.
Even the IOC says she can compete where she does. She is definitely playing by the rules.

Check out the T-shirt of the runner up. Sore loser, perhaps? It's sad when coming second counts as losing but please - you can at least try to be polite.

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