Paralympics may clamp down on 'scrotum-crushing'




Paralympic Games officials may soon clamp down on the very real, very unpleasant-sounding practice of “scrotum crushing.”

Paralympic athletes with spinal cord injuries sometimes apply tremendous pressure to their scrotums or deny themselves the pleasure of urination in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) officials said Tuesday that ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, they plan to review their guidelines against “boosting,” Reuters reports. “Boosting,” essentially abusing one’s scrotum or bladder in hopes of gaining a competitive edge, has long been banned Read more…

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