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Tokyo Olympics boast equal gender participation for first time

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The calculation only works under the basis of there being two genders.

If you assume there are more than two, it's no longer equal.

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The *biological 2 or, the ‘trending’ 112 gender-identities*?

“Tokyo Olympics boast equal gender participation for first time” -

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What "gender" does "transgender" fall under, for the purpose of equality that is?

Just asking for friend!

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You always comment on others’ reading comprehension*@Yabaru 7:47am. *So, what part is difficult to understand?* The article clearly states:*

“The women’s coxless four returns to competition for the first time since 1992, but it replaces the men’s lightweight coxless four.” -

*@Yu***baru 7:47am:** “What ‘gender’ does ‘transgender’ fall under, for the purpose of equality that is?” -

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How wonderful! The fans will be delighted to see this sterling example of social equality.

Oh, yeah. Forgot. No fans.

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There are an equal number of women and men for every sport, excluding baseball and softball because of differing roster sizes.

This is not true for road cycling. There are half as many competitors on a course that is half as long. It sounds like the IOC simply lets the UCI cycling federation do want it wants.

https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/why-the-best-parts-are-missing-from-the-tokyo-2020-womens-road-race-course/

https://www.bicycling.com/racing/a29848228/uci-women-olympic-spots/

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There are an equal number of women and men for every sport, excluding baseball and softball because of differing roster sizes.

And excluding MMA. And many other sports I would imagine. It also depends how you define a sport.

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No question here. This article clearly defines a “womens’ event” as “coxless”

*“The women’s coxless four returns to competition for the first time since 1992, but it replaces the men’s lightweight coxless four.” -*

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Gender equality, but not sex equality

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How wonderful! The fans will be delighted to see this sterling example of social equality.

Oh, yeah. Forgot. No fans.

Thats OK, you stick exclusively to enjoying watching the dudes if that floats your boat. Nothing wrong with that.

Most of us appreciate watching female sport at the top level, and of course encouraging them to compete at all levels. Watching Nadeshiko Japan is more exciting and competitive to me than Samurai Blue.

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I can’t even detect any gender, can only detect two similar groups there. Overtrained and overmedicated men and the other group, all those who want to be or look like those overtrained and overmedicated men. Can you follow? No? Fine, I also don’t follow that. lol

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60% of the folks representing Canada identify as woman so that is not gender equality.

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@kohakuebisuToday  08:12 am JST

thank you for the links re the O cycling. it occurred to me while reading those articles that another anomaly is the fact that in tennis, men play 5 sets, women 3. or will that not hold at these Olympics?

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So tell me this how could a team make Olympic selection when in it first game of softball got beaten by the team which is rank 2nd in the world and got beaten 8-1 and ended the game with a mercy call in the 5 innings. That is called ? maybe selected to make the numbers up for these games to be equal gender ? No that Australian softball team should not be select and the competition go without a team to solely to make up the numbers.

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Please. Don’t force women to do jobs/sports they don’t like just because of a handful of angry not so feminine feminists demand you to do so in name of ending the “patriarchy”

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Watching Nadeshiko Japan is more exciting and competitive to me than Samurai Blue

Completely agree! Nadeshiko Japan is brilliant. They play with so much more skill, intelligence and character, and have had much more success than the men's team, and all without the tiresome posturing of men's football.

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Watching Nadeshiko Japan is more exciting

judging by the photo above, & what I saw in last night’s nadeshiko game - I’d prefer watching the Swedish team

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The photo caption, lol.

Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a real job

Playing sports professionally is not a “real job.”

If someone is willing to pay you to do it, isn’t it a real job.

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Gender equity is surely the most important facet of the Olympics.

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The calculation only works under the basis of there being two genders

Yes. Most calculations are based on reality.

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@snowymountainhell....

Next time I will point out the sarcasm for you! My comment flew right over your head!

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No need @Yubaru 2:30pm your sarcasm was was clear the first time; ) just an opportunity to point out Someone can can be a stickler for semantics, and a little ‘pushy’, at times. - Have a great day, ‘mate! -

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Most of these athletes have real jobs with paychecks that they left just for the chance to be in the Olympics

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Do you mean it was not before???

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Excellent article. Haven't seen this information in American press.

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