chapter  11
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Sex watch: surveying women’s sexed and gendered bodies at the Olympics: Jayne Caudwell

WithJAYNE CAUDWELL

The only thing about sex and gender that the Olympic committee know for sure is this: the only women who are undeniably 100% women are royalty, as Princess Anne was the only female athlete who didn’t have to submit a sex test at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. And of course it had nothing to do with the fact that she was the daughter of Canada’s Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II.