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The rise of performance-enhancing genes

May 6, 2012


A single ‘super’ gene can make a dramatic difference to an athlete’s performance. But is that fair? Chris Cooper The Observer, Sunday 6 May 2012 Caught in a gender trap. South African athlete Caster Semenya was suspended from international athletics. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/AFP Evolution has not acted equally on men and women. This is most […]

Reema Abdullah is a role model for Saudi women athletes

March 26, 2012


Aspiring to be the first Saudi woman to carry the Olympic torch is brave in a country that condemns female physical exercise Eman Al Nafjan, Monday 26 March 2012 Reema Abdullah, Jeddah United striker and Olympic hopeful. Photograph: AP The first school I went to in Riyadh was, of course, an all-girls school. I […]