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2022 Winter Olympics

From the Mixed Zone: Are References to Women’s Body Types Ever Appropriate?

The conversation around women’s sports has undeniably undergone a sea change, with the focus primarily on accomplishment rather than appearance (the issue of participation on the other hand … why, again, is there no Olympics Nordic combined for women?) But sometimes a reference to body type hits a nerve, as was the case in a recent New York Times article about Jessie Diggins’s bronze medal in the women’s individual sprint.