Nordic Combined is the only sport on the current Olympic program that is only open to men. Many athletes are working to change that, including Team USA’s Annika Malacinski. We talk with Annika about how the sport works, which surprisingly involves a lot of body measurements (see: ski jumping suit scandal at Beijing), and we learn about one of the best winner's prizes ever. Also, how you can help the women in their effort to get onto the Olympic program.
This week we've got two conversations covering different elements of gender and sport. First up is Olympian Jackie Silva, ambassador for the #LetHerRun movement. Then we've got Paralympian Ness Murby to talk about transgender and the gender spectrum in sports. Plus, the International Olympic Committee has approved the event program for Paris 2024 -- we've got all the b-details for you!
Dr. Victoria Jackson, a lecturer at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University joins us to talk about the Caster Semenya case and other ways gender and sex have been discriminated against throughout Olympic history.