It's probably in the name of 'equality' and 'empowerment' or something but what would be better would be to let sports people of both sexes, who train their entire lives for these events, get on with their performance without focusing on what they look like.
It is crude. If I were one of those sportsmen I'd be fuming that after spending a lifetime to get to the top of my event, I am being reduced to nothing but a bulge.
It's really no wonder so many people have self esteem and body issues. We are told from every which way that appearance is paramount and if your appearance isn't perfect then tot WILL get pulled up on it in a very public way.