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    #11
    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    there would always be somebody who would be perfectly happy to get a lane in a major meet and earn a few bucks.
    And in any event, if they're Nike athletes, they ain't gonna boycott.
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    Sighhhh... back to the drawing board.

    Wait... offer token money only for first place..
    Last edited by lonewolf; 06-19-2019 at 10:11 PM.
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    You guys are clowning...more discrimination...some people can't learn : (
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    #14
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    You guys are clowning...more discrimination...some people can't learn : (
    Indeed.
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    #15
    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Sighhhh... back to the drawing board.

    Wait... offer token money only for first place..
    Diamond League rules provide for prize money for the first 8 places in DL events. The 800 at Pre is a DL event this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I thought about that but if all women in all events boycotted any meet in which Semenya competed, I predict it would quickly solve the impasse.
    Boycott can't work, as the meet promoter would just easily bring in another 7 to replace the boycotters.

    An on-the-track protest would make more waves. Everybody shows up to the starting line, then when the gun goes off they'd just turn their backs and stand still and let Semenya run alone.

    Of course, the trouble is they have bills to pay, and a protest like that would forfeit travel reimbursements and appearance fees and prize money. Plus the risk of getting uninvited from future Diamond League races. And most professional female 800m runners don't make enough money to afford all that, partly thanks to Semenya!

    A multimillionaire or billionaire would have to bankroll the protestors. Where's George Soros when we need him? LOL
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    I realize I am jousting at windmills here but, Dang!!!
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    Semenya's lawyers are loving this singling out of their client.

    She'll never lose in court.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    Semenya's lawyers are loving this singling out of their client.

    She'll never lose in court.
    i don't believe—with my admittedly limited knowledge of jurisprudence—that there's any "court" in the process.
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    #20
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    Semenya's lawyers are loving this singling out of their client.
    I don't understand this comment at all. The lawyers created the "singling out". It is the normal approach to challenging a law or regulation: Roe v Wade, Brown v Board of Education, Miranda v Arizona, etc., etc. Here it is Semenya v IAAF, Semenya v CAS.

    Why clutter up a case with multiple plaintiffs?

    Imagine how much weaker their case would be if they brought in the three 2016 800m medallists as plaintiffs in a group. They would have helped IAAF make their case.
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