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Human Rights Watch: Testosterone Testing for Women Athletes Is 'Discrimination' Human Rights Watch: Testosterone Testing for Women Athletes Is 'Discrimination'

A rule from the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) that says women athletes with higher-than-average testosterone levels must compete in mens categories is coming under intense and increasing scrutiny—before it’s even official.

Eternal Badass Alysia Montano Runs 800 Meters Five Months Pregnant

Olympic track runner Alysia Montano has never been one to let the presence of a fetus developing in her womb keep her from competing, and this year is no exception. On Thursday, she finished seventh in her 800-meter heat at the U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships, despite the blistering 110 degree temperature…

British Runner Lynsey Sharp Protests Testosterone Suppression Rule Change British Runner Lynsey Sharp Protests Testosterone Suppression Rule Change

On Saturday night in Rio, British runner Lynsey Sharp finished sixth in the 800 meter race while Caster Semenya, from South Africa, took the gold. In the wake of her disappointing finish, Sharp bemoans that hyperandrogenic athletes like Semenya skew the competition.

Let's Celebrate the World's Athletes with an Olympic Gif Party Let's Celebrate the World's Athletes with an Olympic Gif Party

The London Olympics are wrapping up on Sunday, after 16 days of competition, crying during national anthems, and ill-conceived grill flashing. Let's relive some of the game's most memorable moments with the artistic medium du jour, the gif.

If Women Want to Race Like Men, They Better Look Like Girls If Women Want to Race Like Men, They Better Look Like Girls

Thanks to a combination of Lady Gaga lyrics, deodorant strong enough for men but made just for us, and pole dancing classes, women are now more equal with men than ever. We're out-enrolling men in college, we're installing tampon machines in executive suite bathrooms, and we still enjoy a commanding lead in the…

Female Runners Tie for Final Spot on the U.S. Olympic Team Female Runners Tie for Final Spot on the U.S. Olympic Team

An unlikely (and generally unheard of) situation occurred during the women's 100 meter dash at this weekend's Olympic trials when sprinters Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix crossed the finish line in a dead-heat, tying for third place. This makes things complicated as there are only three spots on the Olympic squad. A…

Certain Athletes Need to Be Deemed 'Feminine' Enough for Competition Certain Athletes Need to Be Deemed 'Feminine' Enough for Competition

Do female athletes with "unusually" high levels of male hormones have an unfair advantage on the field? The International Association of Athletics Federations thinks so: the organization recently decided that a woman cannot compete in track and field sports if she has too much testosterone in her apparently confusing…

Your Afternoon Sniffle: High School Runner Carries Rival to Finish Line Your Afternoon Sniffle: High School Runner Carries Rival to Finish Line

It's the sort of thing that's straight out of an episode of a show entirely too earnest for network TV: an Ohio high school track star, mere feet from finishing her second race at the state meet, sees a runner in front of her fall. But rather than pass her and speed to the finish line, she stops, picks up her…

Badass Athlete Unleashes Vigilante Justice Against Her Facebook Stalker Badass Athlete Unleashes Vigilante Justice Against Her Facebook Stalker

A blundering idiot of a cyberstalker has found the tables turned on him after sending shots of his junk to an Olympic athlete, who in turned posted his name and email address on her Facebook page. Her move has ignited a debate on whether or not she was justified, but if you ask me, he's lucky that's all that she did.

Track And Field Athletes Know How To Work The Pole Track And Field Athletes Know How To Work The Pole

Boston, Feb 5: Pole vaulter Jenn Suhr clears the bar during the Boston Indoors Athletics meet. Suhr won the event. (Image via AP)

Leapin' Ladylegs! Leapin' Ladylegs!

GUANGZHOU, CHINA - NOVEMBER 21: Runners enter the water jump in the women's 3,000m steeplechase final at Aoti Main Stadium during day nine of the 16th Asian Games. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Reach Out Reach Out

[Lakewood, Colorado; May 20. Image via AP]

The Right Track The Right Track

[Manchester, England; May 16. Image via AP]

Lacrosse Player Charged With Murdering Ex • Helen Thomas Caught Sleeping Lacrosse Player Charged With Murdering Ex • Helen Thomas Caught Sleeping

• 22-year-old University of Virginia student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love was found dead in her dorm room at 2:15 a.m. on Monday. Hours later, police arrested fellow player and Love's ex-boyfriend George Huguely.

Coach: Gender Concerns Reasonable Because Runner "Looks Like A Man" Coach: Gender Concerns Reasonable Because Runner "Looks Like A Man"

Unfortunately, South African runner Caster Semenya isn't the first exceptional female athlete to have her femaleness questioned. But her coach's comments make her case one of the most upsetting.

Not To Put Too Fine A Point On It Not To Put Too Fine A Point On It

[Ostrava, June 17. Image via Getty]

A Need For Speed A Need For Speed

[Manchester, May 17. Image via Getty]

Retro Sports Style: The Haircuts & Smiles Were As Uneven As A Gym Apparatus Retro Sports Style: The Haircuts & Smiles Were As Uneven As A Gym Apparatus

We think everyone can agree that it's been an amazing two weeks of the Olympic games: Michael, Usain, Rebecca, Nastia, Shelly-Ann, Dita, Valerie, Kerri and others have both entertained and awed. And even though the games are just about four days away from ending, and the major news networks are already running (and …

Golden Girls: Shelly-Ann Fraser Golden Girls: Shelly-Ann Fraser

BEIJING - AUGUST 17: Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 100m Final and the gold medal held at the National Stadium on Day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica finished the event in first place with a time of 10.78. (Photo by Stu…

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