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    Title IX turns 35 this week and it is good to see how effective it has been for all the other countries that participate in the olympics. losing sports like wrestling,mens track,mens gymnastics, and others has only diminished the talent that we have been able to send to theese games and this has been a sad thing to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porzart View Post
    Title IX turns 35 this week and it is good to see how effective it has been for all the other countries that participate in the olympics. losing sports like wrestling,mens track,mens gymnastics, and others has only diminished the talent that we have been able to send to theese games and this has been a sad thing to watch.
    My wife's high school gym was condemned as unsafe. The district built a brand-new, state-of-the-art (for the day) gym. They then gave the new gym to the guys, while the girls were given the old gym, with NO MODIFICATIONS! The girls used a condemned building. At my high school, the baseball diamond was a manicured gem of a field. The softball field was all dirt, including the outfield. It also lacked bleachers, dugouts, fences, and water.

    My daughter was able to compete in high school wrestling - and is now wrestling in college. There were STILL situations when the ladies were treated as second-class athletes, but for the most part she was able to compete and given the same opportunities as the guys.

    I have a lot of problems with Title IX interpretation - but the need was there, and the concept is valid.

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