Monthly Archives: August 2009

BOYS WILL BE BOYS…. WON’T THEY?

And so to the vexed question of Caster Semenya who, with each crass pronouncement by Athletics South Africa chief Leonard Chuene, is beginning to look more and more like a political pawn rather than a young woman who may need counselling, if not other sorts of therapy. Everyone knows that there are effeminate men and […]






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DRUGS RACE

The recent story, in the Orange County Register (California), about official concealment of US doping positives in Los Angeles, prior to the Olympic Games there in 1984 is a reminder, among other things that you cannot divorce sport from the society which plays it. The late entry of the Soviet Union to the Olympic movement […]






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