3 Stories: Potential Olympic Union, Transgender Athlete Bill, Red-Shirt Seasons

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U.S. Olympic athletes are considering forming a union. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Athletes have been vocal about system-wide problems within the U.S. Olympic movement following USA Gymnastics' sexual abuse scandal. Now, American Olympians are considering unionization. The Wall Street Journal's Rachel Bachman says they've signaled their seriousness by inviting Don Fehr, the former MLB Players Association executive director, to join the conversation.

Last month, Martina Navratilova wrote an op-ed titled "The Rules Of Trans Athletes Reward Cheats And Punish The Innocent." Recently, that article was used to support a South Dakota bill that would have prohibited transgender athletes from competing based on their gender identity. Navratilova has said her words were taken out of context and that she was only talking about top-level competitions. But ThinkProgress' Lindsay Gibbs thinks Navratilova should've seen this coming.

And the sports world is still debating whether Duke men's basketball phenom Zion Williamson should "shut it down" this season. J.A. Adande, Director of Sports Journalism at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, shares his thoughts.

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This segment aired on March 2, 2019.


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