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Trans sports controversy and backlash as drag queens kick off Paris Olympics

Summarised by Centrist 

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris has sparked controversy with its decision to have three drag queens carry the Olympic torch, reflecting the theme “Games Wide Open.” 

Critics argue this move further promotes the contentious inclusion of trans athletes in women’s sports, a policy supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). According to the pseudonymous Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge, this is nothing more than a subversive war on merit and biological reality: 

“Sports are supposed to be the most refined representation of meritocracy on an even playing field.”

The IOC has removed hormone treatment testing requirements for trans athletes, allowing any man to compete as a woman in most sports categories. 

This decision has faced widespread opposition, with over 70% of Americans and UK female athletes advocating for trans competitors to participate based on their biological sex. 

Despite global backlash, the Paris Olympics continues to support its inclusive stance, championed by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. Critics assert that such policies undermine the integrity of women’s sports and represent a broader challenge to meritocracy and biological realities.

Read more over at ZeroHedge

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