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So why then discrimination against other men who also want to compete in women's races?
Cape Town - South African swimmers, including Olympic gold medallist Chad le Clos, will have to pay their own way to compete in the FINA World Championships in Barcelona later this year as their cash-strapped federation cannot fund their trip.
Swimming South Africa CEO Shaun Adriaanse confirmed that the federation would be sending the swimmers to Spain but they would have to pay for their own flights and accommodation for the championship starting on July 19.
Bert le Clos, who manages his son Chad, called the situation "pathetic".
"It's pathetic that you have to (buy) your own flight tickets," he told South Africa's Sunday Times newspaper. "It's a disgrace when you consider the amount of medals and glory swimmers bring to this country. There are other teams, which I don't want to point out, that get millions but bring back nothing."
Except its not unfair discrimination. What's unfair is an intersex individual with abnormally high testosterone (for a woman) competing against normal women.She's a citizen of South Africa - If we can't spend money defending out citizens against unfair discrimination then wth. It's not one or the other. We can both defend our citizens and build toilets. Defending her is not the problem here. It's where money is wasted on politicians and corruption that is the problem.
To be fair 25 bar wouldn't buy us six hours of loadshedding.This seems like a PR exercise by the ANC tbh.
"They refer to Caster as a disadvantaged girl, from a little village & has gone on to achieve her dreams.. We need to fight for the other African children wanting to achieve their dreams of athletics. We cannot allow this discrimination to African people."
Nice way to distract us from Eskom & economic issues.
She has a gender advantage, because beyond any doubt she is not just a woman.What's the problem. She has a biological advantage, same as the other athletes mentioned
They've already done this. Remember when caster absolutely tanked a few years back? It was a trial in the IAAF of limiting the testosterone in females and Caster sucked big time without her man-advantage.If they contest that, it's confirmation she knows without it she'd not be competitive in FEMALE athletics.
The news mentioned that Caster was offerered hormonal treatment, to reduce testosterone & compete at the same level of her peers.If they contest that, it's confirmation she knows without it she'd not be competitive in FEMALE athletics.
On the grounds of who the fcck is going to stop them. I'm sure there are plenty of discretionary funds that can easily cover R25 mil. Some thieving cadre will just have to take one for the team.On what grounds is govt entitled to spend taxpayers money on legal costs for an ordinary citizen ?