SEX TESTING IN THE 1936 OLYMPICS
The 1936 Olympics in Berlin were perhaps the most controversial of all time, hosted as they were in fascist Nazi Germany. But behind this controversy there is another story that is less well known: these Olympics were th17e first time that an athlete was ‘tested’ for their biological sex.
This, the second episode of Credible/Incredible, traces the interweaving stories of three athletes who were subject to suspicion or accusations about their biological sex. The amazing lives of these athletes all cross paths at the 1936 Olympics.