Michael Phelps weighs in on transgender swimmer issue

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps recently called the controversy around Lia Thomas, the transgender University of Pennsylvania swimmer, “very complicated” Phelps likened it to his experience with doping in the sport. Thomas has set pool, program, and meet records, 38 seconds ahead of the next-closest female Penn swimmer in one event.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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Washington Examiner

Phelps labels Lia Thomas controversy 'very complicated,' calls for 'even playing field'

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, Michael Phelps has tears in his eyes as he shows off his gold medal after the men's 200-meter butterfly final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While swimming to Olympic glory, Phelps found comfort in the pool and quite a bit of angst out of it. Because he is willing to share his story of depression and raise awareness of mental health issues, Phelps …

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Michael Phelps weighs in on transgender swimmer issue

During an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, the Olympic gold medallist weighed in on the controversy over transgender NCAA swimmer Lia Thomas.

4 months ago·Australia
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The Daily Wire

Michael Phelps Weighs In On Collegiate Transgender Swimmer: Needs To Be ‘An Even Playing Field’

Legendary American Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps weighed in on the growing controversy surrounding a transgender swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania by saying that he wants everyone to complete on a even playing field.CNN’s Christiane Amanpour brought up the situation involving University of Pennsylvania College swimmer by the name of Lia Thomas, saying that Thomas has been “obviously doing exceptionally well.”“What do you make of this pa…

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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The Spun

Michael Phelps Reacts To The NCAA Transgender Swimming Controversy

Swimming legend Michael Phelps believes competitors deserve an even playing field.In an interview on CNN, Phelps was pressed on the going controversy involving transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.Thomas began her collegiate swimming career on the men’s team at the University of Pennsylvania. After a sex change, she began competing on the women’s team. She’s dominated the sport ever since.Phelps discussed the controversy last week and compared the sit…

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National Review

Asked about Transgender UPenn Swimmer, Michael Phelps Calls for ‘Level Playing Field’

Phelps conceded that the situation is ‘very complicated’ and said he doesn’t know how it should be addressed.

4 months ago·United States
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The Blaze

Michael Phelps addresses transgender swimmer controversy, declares that sports must 'be played on an even playing field'

Swimming legend Michael Phelps addressed the controversy surrounding transgender swimmer Lia Thomas last week and expressed the importance of fair competition.Thomas — a University of Pennsylvania swimmer who was born a biological male and competed as a male swimmer for most of her life — has dominated female competition in recent months. Although Thomas took one year of testosterone suppression treatment in compliance with NCAA rules, critics b…

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