Urge the International Olympic Committee to condemn Russia's anti-gay law and take strong and definitive action to protect all Olympic athletes, participants, and spectators from anti-gay harassment, discrimination, violence, and arrest at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Rather than making excuses for its inaction, it is time for the IOC to focus on what it CAN do to support and protect the Winter Olympic athletes and participants. Here are but a few actions the IOC must take:. Each team will monitor and investigate incidents of anti-gay discrimination, violence, or legal trouble involving Olympic athletes, spectators, and participants. Teams would provide front-line legal representation if needed. The document must outline specifics about what it considers "risky behaviors" and "do's and dont's" for Olympic athletes and participants as it pertains to the anti-gay law.
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CrossFit needs to change its policy that allows transgender athletes to compete under their consistent, lived gender identity. Last year, Chloie Jonnson registered to compete in the CrossFit Games, a contest aimed at determining the fittest man and woman. Chloie is a transgender woman, has been living as a woman since her teenage years, and registered as such. Chloie was then anonymously outed to CrossFit as a transgender woman. The response of CrossFit was to invalidate her registration and state that all athletes must register and compete under their birth gender.
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The task force's Historical Legacy Subcommittee earlier had deadlocked in a vote on whether Campbell's name should be removed from the stadium. Maxine Montgomery, who chairs the task force, will present a list of about 25 recommendations on other subjects to President John Thrasher for his review by Friday. The naming issue resurfaced during a lengthy discussion by members of the Historical Legacy Subcommittee in March, when members of the subcommittee voted to reject a recommendation by FSU history professor and subcommittee chair Maxine Jones to leave the name. Campbell served as president , when segregation was the ruling culture in Florida politics and at its public universities. During the meeting, it was explained that the March vote objecting to the name was not formally recommended for advancement to the full board for a vote, therefore making it moot.
A new study finds the use of HGH treatment in patients that have undergone ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength and weakness. But, a new study, published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine , finds human growth hormone treatment after ACL reconstructive surgery may prevent the loss of muscle strength in the knee. HGH, a hormone within the body, helps cells and tissues grow and regenerate. Bedi and Mendias hypothesized that administering HGH supplements to injured athletes may activate HGH within the body to target the ACL tear and prevent the knee muscles from losing strength. The study participants were randomly assigned to self-inject HGH or a placebo solution into their lower abdominal muscles twice daily over a six-week period, beginning one week prior to surgery.