Skip to comments.Crooked IOC President Championed Feminism in Sports
Posted on 04/24/2010 11:03:44 AM PDT by Christian Cage
Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died recently, presided over a tumultuous and corrupt period in the history of the modern Olympics, but succeeded in bringing increasing numbers of women into the Olympics. Although his tenure was marked by bribery and doping scandals, some, according to the New York Times, believe that his work promoting women overshadows the scandals.
Interestingly, the women interviewed in his obituary state that his goal was equality, but Samaranch did not create equality as much as he bolstered the segregated women-only sports, such as womens softball, womens soccer, etc. If he truly wanted to create equality, Samaranch could have made the Olympics entirely gender neutral, allowing both men and women to compete on an even basis.
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Samaranch was an America-hating @$$hat.
Well, without reflecting on Samaranch, I think it made sense to add women’s events to the Olympics. If he didn’t do it in the feminist way, so much the better. And there were precedents, such as women’s tennis.
It also surely made sense from an economic point of view. Most sports have largely male audiences, but the Olympics appeals to viewers of both sexes and all ages.
I only watched a limited amount, but I certainly enjoyed some of the women’s skiing this year.
If he truly wanted to create equality, Samaranch could have made the Olympics entirely gender neutral, allowing both men and women to compete on an even basis.
. . . and if in fact a girl proves capable of competing on equal terms with boys, it wouldn't be fair to restrict her to the ghetto of the girl's sport. </sarcasm>
The Olympics should be performed naked, as in the old days.