Hunt for Transvestites Urged in Athens

Sports | August 18, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00
Hunt for Transvestites Urged in Athens Doubts over the sex of Myanmar’s weightlifter Nan Aye Khine are said to have triggered the calls for transvestites hunt in Athens. Photo by AFP

Olympic contesters, disgruntled by the first three rankings in the female weightlifting, called for a transvestites hunt in Athens.

Coaches of European teams, including Bulgaria, unofficially protested against the "poorly disguised men in the female competition".

According to them Asian ladies evade dope and sex checks prior to the competition.

Nan Aye Khine from Myanmar has reportedly come under harsh attacks in the 48-kilogram weightlifting for women. The 27-year-old finished fourth in the women's 48kg catergory last Saturday but was thrown out of the games after a positive anabolic steroid dope probe.

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