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Discussion Assignment -
Need help with this assignment. Find two articles relating to this topic online. You will need to create two questions that will ask the students related to this assignment/module discussion.
Four years ago, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued a ruling that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IMF), the governing body for track and field -- what the rest of the world beyond the United States calls athletics -- had not sufficiently proven that female athletes with elevated testosterone enjoyed a great enough performance benefit to justify the use of medical intervention to reduce naturally-occurring testosterone production. CAS made this ruling in a case brought by Indian sprinter Dutee Chand, although most of the public associates this case with Caster Semenya. IAAF was given two years to prove their position; they release a new study in 2017 to "justify" a policy they sought to adopt in 2017, which would make women with elevated testosterone undergo medical intervention to artificially reduce their naturally occurring testosterone levels. A research team, include my friend Roger Pielke at the University of Colorado (who I am visiting in Boulder this week, speaking in his classes!), published a paper showing how the IAAF scientists' study was flawed. Then South African middle distance star runner Caster Semenya brought a case before the CAS earlier this year, challenging again the IMF policy on testosterone ranges. For this discussion board assignment; we are going to mix things up a bit. After reading the articles by Pieper and Gleaves assigned for this week, I would like for you to find some recent online media coverage of the CAS decision. The IMF World Championships in Doha, Qatar are just around the corner; so many different media outlets have been covering this story -- read 2-3 articles about this case. What I would like for you to do is pretend that you are the historical expert on this CAS case. Drawing from Pieper and Gleaves, how could you build an argument that the Olympic Movement, including organizations within the Olympic Movement, like the IMF, has a long history of gender policing? Also, how could you make the argument, grounded in the historical record, that much of the ideas about gender and ability are based on an assumption of female inferiority? Be sure to answer both questions in your first post.
1. Analysis: posts assert ideas/arguments, and include analysis and critical thinking.
2. Content: posts include information from the sources to support arguments/ideas.
3. Engagement: posts in response to fellow students engage the ideas presented by others, assert new ideas in creative ways, and demonstrate critical thinking.
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