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Intersex And Transgender Athletes

Jun 13, 2019
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South African runner Caster Semenya for years has been at the forefront of controversy surrounding testosterone levels and athletics, most recently when the International Association of Athletics Federation ruled that female athletes with naturally high testosterone levels must lower them artificially to qualify for competition. 

Semenya battled the rule in court and has since been granted a reprieve by a Swiss Court to compete until later this month, but the future is unclear. 

Her story is central to the question of what it means to be an athlete and the role intersex and transgender athletes play in sport. 

Today on All Sides, the intersex and transgender question in athletics.  

Football, CTE & Concussions

Dec 27, 2017
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Today at 10am

As the football season picks up, we explore the effects of injuries players take on in the gridiron. New science on diagnosing a brain disease afflicting players is making headlines. We look at the impact that stands to have on the game. 

Football, CTE, and Concussions

Oct 20, 2017
Keith JJ / PIXABAY

Today at 10am

As the football season picks up, we explore the effects of injuries players take on in the gridiron. New science on diagnosing a brain disease afflicting players is making headlines. We look at the impact that stands to have on the game. 

LGBT Athletes in Sport

Sep 29, 2017
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Today on 10am

Kansas State offensive lineman Scott Frantz came out on July 13th, 2017. The event grabbed a lot of headlines, but only scratches the surface of LGBT issues in organized major sports. Homophobia partly fueled by heterosexist "locker room talk" is one factor keeping LGBT athletes from coming out. As of now, there is only one openly gay male athlete currently playing for one of America's five major professional sports leagues.

Athlete Activism: #TakeTheKnee Protests

Sep 28, 2017
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Last weekend, President Trump made a number of inflammatory statements concerning about professional athletes, particularly NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem over the last year. In response, the "#TakeTheKnee" protests expanded into a movement, putting a spotlight on the influence of athletes and their organizations in the national discourse on race, equality, and patriotism.

Today, we discuss the evolution, outcomes, and trajectory of this ongoing phenomenon.

89.7 NPR News' Debbie Holmes tries cryotherapy chamber at Ohio Cryo.
Nicole Mull

Doctors and patients are constantly trying to find ways to relieve muscle aches and joint pain. A therapy that uses extreme cold is gaining popularity, especially among athletes.   It’s called Cryotherapy.  Count me among those who cope with sore muscles after workouts, so I decided to give it a try.