This is without doubt the oddest story in sport I’ve read in a week:
“Santhi was subjected to a gender test in Doha and we have received the report which says she failed the test,” said Manmohan Singh, chairman of the Indian Olympic Association’s Medical Commission.
I mean, it’s one thing to rock it East German style and have women athletes pumped full of steroids etc., but failing a gender test? What precisely does one need to do to be able to pass in the first place? I’ve always known that I couldn’t compete with any sort of “professional” athlete, but even if I could have competed on the women’s team by getting various items removed, I’d have stuck to be slow and intact… Which I am sure comes as a great relief to you all.