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  1. Never in the known history of medicine, according...

    Never in the known history of medicine, according to the IAAF who said the highest known T level ever recorded was 4.8 (slightly under the 5.0 nmol/L cutoff).
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    Mega-mismatches in high school need to addressed...

    Mega-mismatches in high school need to addressed at the root cause. It doesn't make sense for a tiny high school with 150 students total and no football field of their own to be playing against a...
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    Her career had already ended in 2006 at 20 years...

    Her career had already ended in 2006 at 20 years old.
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    She said nothing bad about them ... yet. Before...

    She said nothing bad about them ... yet. Before the doping suspension and disbanding of the NOP, she may have been too scared to come forward. Now that credibility and public opinion is not on the...
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    Her junior year was when she made the 1500m final...

    Her junior year was when she made the 1500m final at the World Championships, which obviously wasn't a disaster. That year (2013) she was already being coached by Salazar, but from afar while she...
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    Whatever they go through, top-level athletes who...

    Whatever they go through, top-level athletes who last long in their sport don't abuse their bodies and minds to the point that they perform worse and worse each year.

    What Salazar did cannot be...
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    But he encouraged and shamed her to maintain a...

    But he encouraged and shamed her to maintain a specific weight, which he thought was healthy but actually was otherwise.

    Was any other teenage girl ever in his training group? Apparently he...
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    And even if true, her request may have included...

    And even if true, her request may have included the condition that she won't be trained by Salazar or his assistants.
  9. I don't think so. It's written into state law,...

    I don't think so. It's written into state law, not something chosen by a high school district or competition organizers to cover their own asses.

    I don't think the state was afraid of any...
  10. Fixed it for them.

    Fixed it for them.
  11. He's 5'10, there's only one of him, and some of...

    He's 5'10, there's only one of him, and some of his explosiveness would be gone after the hormone therapy. Top women's teams would figure out how to defend him with double-teaming and other...
  12. 57% shooting against women won't translate to...

    57% shooting against women won't translate to even 30% against long-armed men well over 6 feet tall.
  13. That greatly depends on what level of player...

    That greatly depends on what level of player makes the transition -- a 5'10" point guard who averages 2 points and 6 minutes per game for a school outside the top 100, or a starting 6'9"/245 lb...
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    If they can get them to work without the...

    If they can get them to work without the supercooling infrastructure or giant magnets or other hefty equipment around the actual computing parts, I would think yes. At the core of it all, they're...
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    They are supercooled close to absolute zero, and...

    They are supercooled close to absolute zero, and they must be made to work together via quantum entanglement in order to get the exponential gains of the additional qubits.

    Bringing quantum...
  16. It's not on the web page itself, it's in the...

    It's not on the web page itself, it's in the "DOWNLOAD: Guidelines for Creating Policies..." link on that page. Here's a direct link for convenience: ...
  17. The denial of reality is astounding. According...

    The denial of reality is astounding. According to this document at transathlete.com, boys in sports merely have social advantages over girls due to stereotypes. Click the link "Guidelines for...
  18. If left up to the high school athletic officials,...

    If left up to the high school athletic officials, I don't think they would have that lax rule allowing MtoF transgender to compete as girls without any medical transitioning. The rule is there...
  19. It's been suggested, but they're never going to...

    It's been suggested, but they're never going to do that. Student-athletes are not going to sacrifice their scholarships (or potential scholarships, if still in high school) over this. The affected...
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    Just because you don't like to see gold chains...

    Just because you don't like to see gold chains doesn't mean there should be blanket bans on them at the high school level. Leave it to individual high schools whether they want to let their own...
  21. Because Telfer was a mediocre as a man, outside...

    Because Telfer was a mediocre as a man, outside the top 200 men of Division II.

    The mediocre men who rise to high levels in the women's ranks don't do enough damage to wake up the powers that be....
  22. It took 10 years to get Semenya out of the...

    It took 10 years to get Semenya out of the picture, and the result was only a lowering of the testosterone cutoff, not an across-the-board exclusion.

    To get an across-the-board exclusion of M-to-F...
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    The Ohio rulemakers should have been sensible...

    The Ohio rulemakers should have been sensible enough not to restrict any item of clothing that's allowed in the Olympics, unless there is a specific and sensible reason applicable to high school but...
  24. But in today's track & field, men and women make...

    But in today's track & field, men and women make the same prize money at the same meets. The #10 man of any given event could see a big income boost by becoming the #1 woman and setting meet records...
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    This guy's boots in the pic below don't have a...

    This guy's boots in the pic below don't have a motor in them either, but that doesn't mean anybody should be allowed to wear something like them in an official race.

    The line has to be drawn...
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