MADRID -- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have lost their appeals against one-year transfer bans by FIFA for breaking rules protecting underage players.On Thursday, FIFAs appeals committee dismissed challenges by both clubs after transfer embargoes were imposed in January.The bans were later frozen pending the appeals verdicts.The Madrid clubs have been blocked from registering new players until January 2018. The teams can make deals to sign players but cannot register them to play.Both clubs are to serve a transfer ban that prevents them from registering any players at national and international level for the next two complete and consecutive registration periods, FIFA said in a statement. The transfer ban applies to each club as a whole -- with the exception of the womens, futsal, and beach soccer teams -- and does not prevent the release of players.Both clubs denied wrongdoing in the matter, which was related to signing teenage players whose registration was accepted by the Spanish Football Federation.The players involved featured in games from 2005 to 2014.Real Madrid said in a statement it lamented the decision, calling it unjust.The club said it will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and it was optimistic about a reversal of FIFAs ruling.Atletico was also appealing.Our club does not agree with the decision ... so it has decided to appeal it to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, it said in a statement, adding that it had already hired a team of international experts to defend the case and protect the rights of the club.Our organization wishes to express that 100 percent of the licenses of our players that are part of this investigation and are still in the club, have been regularized by FIFA, receiving the authorization from the subcommittee in order to process their licenses and compete in their different categories, Atletico said.FIFA also upheld fines of 900,000 Swiss francs ($930,000) for Atletico and 360,000 Swiss francs ($370,000) for Madrid.It said both clubs have been issued with a reprimand and a warning and given 90 days in which to regularize the situation of all minor players concerned.Barcelona served a similar sanction for 2015 after stalling the transfer ban to enable them to sign players in the 2014 window. 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Her body was considered deviant or exotic even before she began her routine.In a 1995 Los Angeles Times?article, writer Maryann Hudson documented that Dawes critics believed that her look wasnt quite right, her legs were bowed or knees knobby and her hair askew. Dawes faced more than skewed perceptions of body image at the time -- she confronted centuries of racial prejudice that had grown in the sport of gymnastics.?The sport began in ancient Greece, but Germany and Czechoslovakia produced the current form of gymnastics in the early 19th century. In the second half of the 1900s, gymnasts from the Soviet Union dominated.Some of the most accomplished gymnasts were Larisa Latynina and Olga Korbut, who were described by publications as beautiful and pixie, images that invoked their elegance, diminutiveness and attractiveness.?Then during the Cold War, while the Soviet Union and the U.S. competed militarily, economically and politically, the tension manifested in gymnastics.?As Ann Kordas wrote in the book Girlhood: A Global History, the U.S. used images of young, productive, female gymnasts to demonstrate their countrys superiority, showing the American gymnast was able to discipline her body to produce superhuman-like strength.***Not only does the female gymnast represent liberation through her movement -- which can arguably be seen as feminist -- but she smashes social conventions on how a woman should present herself, according to Ann Chisholm, assistant professor in the department of communication studies at California State University, Northridge. When a gymnast flies in the air and bends her body before landing back on the floor in a balanced, poised form, that execution disregards natural law and physical restriction.For the female gymnast, her movement liberates her from expectations of what her body can and cannot do. Female gymnasts are generally petite and almost?perpetually styled with a smile on their faces. They generate this idea of cuteness and adorableness.When Dawes leapt through the air, stretching and contorting her body in front of a room teeming with white faces, she showed them, as well as the rest of the world, how black women could move and excel in traditionally white spaces, even if they had to take flight to do so. As a black woman, unlike her white female teammates, she was not afforded thee chance to be cute or innocent.ddddddddddddIts been 20 years since that fateful summer of 1996, but Dawes influence still reverberates throughout our present-day, brown-skinned, world-famous gymnasts. We live in an era when black gymnasts are more prolific, when it doesnt take much effort to find a Gabby Douglas or a Simone Biles. But the racism is still as pervasive.In 2012, Douglas was criticized for her hair despite becoming the first African-American woman in Olympic history to become an individual all-around champion. She was also given the nickname Flying Squirrel, which Dawes dismissed, arguably because it reduced Douglas to an animal and not a black woman. (Dawes nickname was Awesome Dawesome.) And after Biles became world champion, Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito joked that maybe she should paint her skin black in order to win, as if the sport was not nurtured for white women like her.In the August issue of Teen Vogue, Douglas admitted that the criticism of her hair and her muscular arms was so immense that she often felt like quitting. Biles said that she used to be self-conscious of her body, since it is stockier than those of her contemporaries, but that she has been able to move past that insecurity.Dawes legacy is unconventional, not only because of the way she found gymnastics but also because the sport, like many others, was not one in which every competitor had equal standing. By her presence alone, her body was politicized and isolated from everyone else. It was also under more intense scrutiny.Yet all of that disappeared when she performed.?When Dawes took to her floor routine in the 1996 Summer Olympics and landed her double layouts, 2.5-twist punch front through and full-in back-out without her knees wobbling or her legs giving out on her, she did more than just make history as the first African-American to win an individual Olympic medal in womens gymnastics, she subverted it.She did not get rid of the social and gendered dichotomies; rather, those notions harmoniously coexisted in her one body and the world has never been the same. Dominique Dawes body might not have been the norm, but neither was a black female in the history of gymnastics. And thankfully, because of her perseverance and sheer talent, she made it possible for more gifted black female gymnasts like herself to receive attention and acclaim.Morgan Jerkins is a New York writer and contributing editor at Catapult. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, BuzzFeed and The Atlantic, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming from Harper Perennial. ' ' '
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