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Should the next Olympics allow Gender Neutral Competition ending discrimination based on sex?

Hans Von Horn

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The Olympics remains on of the last bastions of discrimination against people based on sex. It's time now to end discrimination in Sport and have men and women compete in the same competitions.

Why for instance should there be separate competitions for men and women shooting pistols? Why should men compete separately in sailing? Or Voleyball for instance? Or table tennis?

In fact its time for a single 100 metres sprint compettion. Were are all equal are we not?

Current Olympic Shooting Events

Pistol class
10m air pistol (men and women)
25m rapid-fire pistol (men)
25m pistol (women)
50m pistol (men)

Rifle class
10m air rifle (men and women)
50m rifle prone (men)
50m rifle three positions (men and women)

Shotgun class
Trap (men and women)
Double trap (men)
Skeet (men and women)
 


NYCKY

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Some of the sports have both genders, tennis and badminton have mixed doubles and there is an equestrian team event.

In the winter olympics there is some too.

[video=youtube;t2zbbN4OL98]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2zbbN4OL98[/video]
 

Morgellons

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Some of the sports have both genders, tennis and badminton have mixed doubles and there is an equestrian team event.

In the winter olympics there is some too.

[video=youtube;t2zbbN4OL98]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2zbbN4OL98[/video]
Yes, but they're not directly competing against each other-they're a team.
 

NYCKY

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Why not extend the gender neutral stuff to the Oscars, the Grammys, the Tonys, etc? Why do we have best actor AND best actress in a leading role?

Why don't we allow men into the Rose of Tralee? They can be lovely and fair too, at least I think they can or some probably can be. The Eurovision isn't based on gender either, is it?
 

Trainwreck

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The Olympics remains on of the last bastions of discrimination against people based on sex. It's time now to end discrimination in Sport and have men and women compete in the same competitions.

Why for instance should there be separate competitions for men and women shooting pistols? Why should men compete separately in sailing? Or Voleyball for instance? Or table tennis?

In fact its time for a single 100 metres sprint compettion. Were are all equal are we not?

Current Olympic Shooting Events

Pistol class
10m air pistol (men and women)
25m rapid-fire pistol (men)
25m pistol (women)
50m pistol (men)

Rifle class
10m air rifle (men and women)
50m rifle prone (men)
50m rifle three positions (men and women)

Shotgun class
Trap (men and women)
Double trap (men)
Skeet (men and women)
I wan to see "gender neutral" boxing, judo and tai won do
 

Zapped(CAPITALISMROTS)

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Let them all compete nude like the original Olympics and a lot of problems solved. Not least sold out venues!:rolleyes: LOL
 

automaticforthepeople

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Why not have an Olympics for those who are taking performance enhancing drugs and one for all the rest? There is an Olympic stadium in Moscow which'd be handy for the Drug Olympics.
 

Fractional Reserve

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The Olympics remains on of the last bastions of discrimination against people based on sex. It's time now to end discrimination in Sport and have men and women compete in the same competitions.

Why for instance should there be separate competitions for men and women shooting pistols? Why should men compete separately in sailing? Or Voleyball for instance? Or table tennis?

In fact its time for a single 100 metres sprint compettion. Were are all equal are we not?

Current Olympic Shooting Events

Pistol class
10m air pistol (men and women)
25m rapid-fire pistol (men)
25m pistol (women)
50m pistol (men)

Rifle class
10m air rifle (men and women)
50m rifle prone (men)
50m rifle three positions (men and women)

Shotgun class
Trap (men and women)
Double trap (men)
Skeet (men and women)
in track and field , power sport , women would be wasting their time against men .It would make a mockery of the games , and they are bad enough as it is at the moment
 

Clanrickard

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Zoo.
 

BACKTOBASICS

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Well yes and no, if either gender messes up, they drag both down.
They drag both down. Surely you mean, one drags both down?

Sorry NYCKY........

Or is it ..... one drags the other down.

I think I'd settle for the last one.
 

GrainneDee

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The Olympics remains on of the last bastions of discrimination against people based on sex. It's time now to end discrimination in Sport and have men and women compete in the same competitions.

Why for instance should there be separate competitions for men and women shooting pistols? Why should men compete separately in sailing? Or Voleyball for instance? Or table tennis?

In fact its time for a single 100 metres sprint compettion. Were are all equal are we not?

Current Olympic Shooting Events

Pistol class
10m air pistol (men and women)
25m rapid-fire pistol (men)
25m pistol (women)
50m pistol (men)

Rifle class
10m air rifle (men and women)
50m rifle prone (men)
50m rifle three positions (men and women)

Shotgun class
Trap (men and women)
Double trap (men)
Skeet (men and women)
Men and women are different physically, so there should be separate competitions in athletics. But I agree about the likes of shooting.
 

Watcher2

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The Olympics remains on of the last bastions of discrimination against people based on sex. It's time now to end discrimination in Sport and have men and women compete in the same competitions.

Why for instance should there be separate competitions for men and women shooting pistols? Why should men compete separately in sailing? Or Voleyball for instance? Or table tennis?

In fact its time for a single 100 metres sprint compettion. Were are all equal are we not?

Current Olympic Shooting Events

Pistol class
10m air pistol (men and women)
25m rapid-fire pistol (men)
25m pistol (women)
50m pistol (men)

Rifle class
10m air rifle (men and women)
50m rifle prone (men)
50m rifle three positions (men and women)

Shotgun class
Trap (men and women)
Double trap (men)
Skeet (men and women)
We're not. Its a biological fact.
 


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