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China develops lab to test for gender

Who knew that gender testing was such an important consideration in sports?

"Suspected athletes will be evaluated from their external appearances by experts and undergo blood tests to examine their sex hormones, genes and chromosomes for sex determination," says Professor Tian Qinjie.

In other words, the visible presence of a penis and/or one or more testicles is not good enough for China's Olympic Comitte. I always thought that the "visible penis and/or one or more testicles" test was a fairly accurate one, but apparently this has been a problem for a while.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) introduced sex testing in 1968 at the Olympic games in Mexico City, after the masculine appearance of some competitors, many pumped up by anabolic steroids, had started to raise questions about the gender of athletes in female events.

Friggin' 60's ruining it for the rest of us.