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June 18, 2012
It doesn't seem fair that athletes who were born male are allowed to compete in female events. How can the NCAA require only one year of testosterone suppression for transgender females before they can compete against women when they are still in transition and still have a physical advantage?
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June 18, 2012

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It doesn't seem fair that athletes who were born male are allowed to compete in female events. How can the NCAA require only one year of testosterone suppression for transgender females before they can compete against women when they are still in transition and still have a physical advantage?

Paul Thielemann, Bozeman, Mont.

Transgender Issues

I thought your article (The Transgender Athlete) was both enlightening and thought-provoking. Not only did it address the issue of equality in sports, but it also exposed the type of discrimination and malice that some of these athletes encounter. I'm glad people are beginning to acknowledge this often disrespected group.

Nick Vose, Springboro, Ohio

Too Much of Nothing

Thank you for your essay about sports stories that we've had enough of (SCORECARD). I'd rather read Khloe Kardashian's diary than read another feature about Tiger Woods's comeback. Still, I do not for a second believe that journalists will put exhausted story lines like these to rest. For example, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped at gunpoint and held for ransom in Venezuela two days after Joe Paterno was fired as head coach at Penn State amid the Jerry Sandusky scandal. While Ramos's story was compelling, it was a mere blip on the radar compared with all the media attention the Penn State scandal got and continues to generate. It seems that reporters become obsessed with certain topics and want to keep them going for as long as they can.

Leah Bishop, Atlanta

You guys left out the biggest sports topic from the past year that we are all sick of: Tim Tebow.

Adam Curry, Tonawanda, N.Y.

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