lNTRODUCTORY
  1. Did you know that the Olympic sex test, which is known as a "femininity control", consists merely of two scientific samplings?
    Yes
    No
  2. And is done so discreetly that nobody ever hears about it except the unfortunate person concerned?
    Yes
    Get on with it
  3. So wouldn't you like to settle all your own nagging doubts by taking this exhaustive and enthralling sex test in the privacy of your own track suit?
    Yes
    I beg your pardon?

CEREMONIAL
  1. Do you hereby swear that you are entering this Olympic do-it-yourself sex test not for national glory or for monetary gain, but merely for the sheer satisfaction of taking part?
    Yes
  2. Do you undertake solemnly to abide by the result?
    Yes
  3. Do you promise that you are not taking this test with the use of any drugs?
    Yes

FOR THOSE WHO THINK THEY ARE MEN
  1. Why do you wear a track suit before and after your event?
    Because it keeps my limbs supple and warm
    Because the manufacturer insists on it
    Because I get a funny feeling when I see other men staring at my legs
  2. If you are a wrestler or boxer, what is your attitude to your opponent?
    I just try to beat him, that's all
    I try to exact revenge on him for all the suffering my father inflicted on my mother
    I admire his finely tuned physique inordinately
  3. When you see a javelin flying through the air, what do you think?
    Look, there's a javelin flying through the air
    My goodness, what a thrilling, powerful, yet somehow threatening sight
    There's a corny old phallic symbol for you
    That reminds me where did I leave my knitting needles?
  4. What would your reaction be to getting a bronze medal?
    Only gold is good enough for me
    Bronze doesn't match my hair
  5. Which of the following most nearly describes your feelings when caught in a bunch of runners?
    I hope my number's on straight
    You'd think one of them would let me through first
    Men! They're only after one thing, all of them. Gold.
  6. When a fellow athlete points admiringly to a girl runner's legs, do you say?
    She's a knock-out and no mistake; if only I wasn't in training...
    Not bad, I suppose, but her hair's a real mess
  7. Have you ever felt a compulsion to write to the leader of the Liberal Party?
    Yes
    No
  8. Have you ever misread Brahm's String Sextet as Brahm's String Sex Test?
    Yes
    No, but I sometimes get mixed up with the Franck sonata and Frank Sinatra
  9. Has it ever occurred to you that Jesse Owens sounds like a woman's name?
    No
    Wasn't she a woman? Or am I thinking of Leni Riefenstahl? Or was it Lenny Riefenstahl? Oh dear, I do get mixed up
  10. What is your attitude to drugs?
    Well everyone uses them, don't they?
    I did try them once but they put on pounds immediately, and it did nothing for my figure at all

FOR THOSE WHO THINK THEY ARE WOMEN
  1. You may have noticed that your chest is more well developed than that of the male. What do you think the purpose of this is?
    Motherhood
    To reach the tape just that bit sooner
    Well, because my trainer says I need the hormone treatment to keep my chest well developed, otherwise I may have to undergo the femininity control and then I'd have to go back into the Bulgarian Army as a corporal
  2. If a fellow competitor in a throwing event makes a mess of a throw and drops her discus or shot or javelin, what is your reaction?
    I think, thank God the silly cow has had another foul throw
    I leap forward and gallantly pick it up for her
  3. If you discover that there was a rumour among your rivals that you were really a man, would you
    Start shaving more often?
    Toss your. head and flounce away?
    Burst into tears?
    Knock them down?
  4. Do you consider that the women's shot putt event is
    Most unfeminine?
    Pretty expensive on underarm deodorants?
    Hell on the average bra strap?
    A way to earn a living?
  5. Is this a picture of
    a man embracing his coach?
    a girl embracing her coach?
    the sex test people carrying off a suspect?
    part of the Linda Lovelace jury?



  6. In training, do you prefer to go for a run with
    Girls?
    Men?
    A good romance story with a happy ending?
  7. If you win a medal, and the President of the IOC gives vou a kiss when he presents it, what will you do?
    Kiss him back
    Blush
    Slap his wrist
    Smash his face in
  8. Does this ink blot remind you of
    a woman in a fur coat?
    a man with a black beard?
    a New Yorker cartoon?
    a lobster run over?
    some other urgent engagement?



  9. If you think your race is likely to end in a photofinish, would you
    Spike your nearest opponent?
    Dip for the tape?
    Smooth your hair back?
  10. Which injury or accident do you fear most?
    Hernia
    Hamstring
    Acne
    Shaving rash
    Broken voice
    Laddered tights
  11. Have you ever felt a compulsion to write to the leader of the Tory Party?
    Yes
    No
  12. What is your favourite hobby?
    Driving tractors
    Dress-making
    Body-building
    Mind your own flaming business

When you have completed the test and the coupon below, send it to the address on the coupon for completely confidential and discreet treatment.

Name............................................................

Olympic event..............................................

To:
Sex-Change-Olympic-Shock-Probe-Drama-Dept.
Punch
23 Tudor Street
London EC4


I understand that you will use all my intimate confessions in the most lurid fashion possible


This is one of those things that high school boys seem to make photocopies of photocopies endlessly. Obviously at one point one of them must have actually looked in an issue of Punch.

I think this must have been a commentary on Russian and East German women olympians in the 1970s taking male hormones, but could easily be transferred to the Chinese women swimming team of the 1990s.