Gerry Canavan

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Olympics Marginalia Roundup

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To understand how covariation theory might influence our attributions of Olympic success (and our accusations of drug-related foul play), think about a record-breaking athlete who has performed incredible feats of athleticism in this summer’s Olympic Games yet has not been accused of doping: Usain Bolt. Meanwhile, there’s speculation that Caster Semenya deliberately threw her race in the 800 to avoid drawing down another transphobic moral panic.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 13, 2012 at 9:49 am

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