How would a black woman compete with a white girl?
Several hands shot up in the air, the women competing for his attention.
And for the first time, women will compete in the same number of team sports as men.
"But there are other ways a man and woman might compete."
More than 1,000 men and women from 47 nations are competing in 23 events.
Men and women have only been competing in separate events since 1996.
Women also compete in three weight categories against 10 for men.
Women have competed in track events as well since 1988.
Senior women and junior men compete on an 8-kilometre course.
Why must women always scheme and compete against one another?