Quote Of The Day
“The importance of trying to keep the sport together, particularly women’s sport, that’s important to me. It may be in 30 years, 40 years time society takes a different view and we have other classifications, I don’t know. But at this point my responsibility was to protect two classifications and that’s what we feel we’ve done. I think it’s been handled as sensitively as it possibly could be. This is not about an individual athlete, it’s not about a particular country, it’s not about a continent, and I don’t see this as a personal issue. I see this as the right decision and those regulations have been tabled for what I believe are the right reasons and, most importantly, the majority of my council. … Look, no Federation, very few big organisations wanted to take the lead role in the challenges around DSD, and clearly, these inspire societal discussions as well. Transgender is, you know, is going to be a massive issue, not just for athletics but for so many other sports. I want athletics to always be at the forefront of thought leadership. I’m happy that our sport is brave enough to want to challenge these issues and take them head on. And that doesn’t always leave you in popular positions, but they do tend to be the right positions to be in.”
– Seb Coe defending the regulations the IAAF put in place for Caster Semenya and other DSD athletes.
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