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Racial Differences in Sexual Dimorphism as an Explanation for Differences in Olympic Track and Field Achievement

Edward Dutton and Richard A. Stretch


Published: 2014/12/01


It is argued that gender-contingent differences in the racial profile of Olympic track and field medalists between 1992 and 2012 is best explained by race-based differences in sexual dimorphism. Alternative hypotheses for the data are examined but found wanting. Future research into these hypotheses is recommended.

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