A transgender athlete is suing USA Powerlifting after being barred from competing because of her sex assigned at birth. JayCee Cooper, 33, of Minnesota, said she came out as transgender more than a decade ago and was formally diagnosed with gender dysphoria in 2014, according to the New York Daily News. Cooper says she takes a drug that substantially cuts the testosterone levels in her body to the point she should be allowed to qualify to compete in the women’s superheavyweight division. She says in her lawsuit USA Powerlifting told her in December 2018 that she wasn’t eligible to compete because “male-to-female transgenders are not allowed to compete as females in our static strength sport as it is a direct competitive advantage.”
The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) says organizing a boycott of next year’s Games in Beijing would be the wrong approach to addressing human rights issues in China. David Shoemaker, the committee’s president and CEO, told CTVNews.ca on Wednesday that the organization is “preparing to participate” at the 2022 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to take place next February. “We have concerns about what we are hearing is occurring in the host country and we know the Government of Canada is addressing these issues on a government-to-government basis,” he said in a statement.
The results are in and it’s common sense for the win: Male athletes have a biological advantage over female athletes that persists even when gender-confused men take female hormones. A study published last month in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that, despite spending a year on hormone therapy, men who identify as women still “retain an advantage in muscle mass, volume, and strength over female controls.” Before suppressing testosterone and adding estrogen, men were able to perform “31% more push-ups and 15% more sit-ups in 1 min and ran 1.5 miles 21% faster than their female counterparts.” Those advantages all but disappeared after two years of therapy, but males still held a 12 percent running speed advantage, vindicating those who object to such men competing with actual females in sports like track and field.
For the new season, which begins on Jan. 13, teams will play in the Scotia NHL North Division, Honda NHL West Division, Discover NHL Central Division and the MassMutual NHL East Division, the league said in a news release. The NHL did not say whether having corporate sponsorships for divisions would be the new normal or simply a one-year-only campaign, but some marketing experts believe they are here to stay. “While some fans may protest the over-commercialization of the league, the majority understand the importance of finding new revenue streams, especially now,” Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing expert at Baker Street Advertising in San Francisco, told Reuters.
Tulsi Shreds Critics Of Her Bill To Keep Biological Men Out Of Women’s Sports: It’s ‘Based On Science’
Democrat Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI) slammed critics of her bill to protect women and girls in female sports, saying that some of those who were attacking it were doing so because they don’t like Title IX, which recognizes the “biological distinction between men and women.” The Daily Wire reported late last week: Gabbard introduced the bipartisan bill, dubbed the “Protect Women’s Sports Act,” with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) on Thursday. The bill seeks to protect “the sex-based intention of Title IX protections by reaffirming the biological sex-based distinctions between men and women in athletics.” The bill would prevent organizations which allow biological males to compete against females from receiving federal funding.
New coronavirus guidelines for high school wrestlers in Ohio have some seemingly contradictory ideas, such as permitting the wrestlers to compete unmasked but forbidding them from shaking hands afterward and requiring them to wear masks off the mat when not actively competing or warming up. According to the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the guidelines state under “General Requirements”: No congregating before or after practices or contests is permitted. Coaches must wear face coverings at all times, including arriving and departing the facility and during active play. Eliminate handshakes pre- and post-match. Eliminate handshakes with coaches’ post-match.
Don Cherry blasts left-wing hypocrisy after Vancouver Canucks fire anthem singer for attending anti-lockdown protest
Hockey broadcasting legend Don Cherry blasted the firing of Canucks national anthem singer Mark Donnelly for his attendance at an anti-lockdown protest. “When you give your opinion, you better be prepared to pay the price,” the former hockey player and coach told the Sun’s Joe Warmington. “Going to a ‘no-mask rally’ was not the politically correct thing to do. You have to do what the left media want now. I should know.” Cherry was fired from his position co-hosting the Coach’s Corner segment of Hockey Night in Canada, a job he held for 33 years, after he suggested that many Canadians did not wear poppies enough in honour of Canadian veterans. “You people that come here,” Cherry said.
Don Cherry said Vancouver Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly made two mistakes that got him fired. One, is not owning the hockey team. Two, is forgetting the trouble that comes with speaking your mind today. “He was becoming a pretty big star,” said Grapes. “You have to be careful because you can be stealing somebody else’s limelight.” The biggest aspect, as Cherry experienced, is 2020’s lack of tolerance for contrasting or controversial views.
For decades now, the Rogers Centre has not so affectionately been known as the Skydump, an unflattering play on the stadium’s original name. But if plans for an expansive new downtown stadium come to fruition, Toronto could have one of the showpiece sports facilities in all of Major League Baseball.
The Liberal government says it will bring in a bill on one-game sports betting, five years after a previous attempt died in the Senate. The legislation on the House of Commons notice paper would amend Criminal Code provisions around gambling on single games of football, hockey and other sports, an activity that is currently illegal. The bill could mirror previous parliamentary attempts to reclaim for casinos some of the $14 billion that the Canadian Gaming Association estimates is lost annually to the black market and foreign gambling websites. In 2012, then-NDP MP for Windsor-Tecumseh Joe Comartin tabled a private member’s bill to allow single-game betting that zipped through the House of Commons with all-party support, but foundered in the Senate and died when an election was called in 2015.