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Monday, 17 May 2004

Sex Is No Barrier

The International Olympic Committee has approved a measure that will allow individuals, who have undergone sex change surgery, to be eligible for competing in the Olympics.

They must have undergone a minimum of two years post operation hormone therapy, and be legally recognised in their new gender.

There had, until now, been concerns that those individuals who had changed from men to women; may have had an advantage, in terms of capacity and strength. However, it is believed that the hormone therapy counteracts that advantage.

However, there are some concerns voiced by a few; that the love of money may encourage certain "idiots" to change sex, in order to have a perceived advantage.

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