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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The highest court in international sports issued a landmark but nuanced ruling on Wednesday that will force female track athletes with elevated levels of testosterone to take suppressants to compete in certain women's races at major international events like the Olympics. The ruling was a defeat for Caster Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion at 800 meters from South Africa, who had challenged proposed limits placed on female athletes with naturally elevated levels of the muscle-building hormone testosterone. The Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport addressed a complicated, highly charged question involving fair play, gender identity, biology and human rights that the world of track and field has been grappling with for a decade.



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A transwoman recently smashed all sorts of women's weight lifting records.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-05-01 11:28 AM | Reply

I don't know if this solves the problem entirely, but it's a start.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-01 02:15 PM | Reply

but it's a start.

#2 | Posted by MUSTANG

A start of more stupid?

"naturally elevated levels of the muscle-building hormone testosterone"

banning what is naturally produced in your body is completely retarded.

Next we will require athletes who compete to all to have the exact same chemical levels of everything.

Just to be fair.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-01 07:38 PM | Reply

In wrestling they only compete against each other in similar weight ranges. Maybe something similar will happen with testosterone levels.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-05-01 08:47 PM | Reply

#3 it's not banned, it's restricted to competitions among men.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-01 09:59 PM | Reply

#4 That is one way to segregate athletes. The justification for having separate competitions for women is based on athletic ability differences between genders, which at their root are associated with hormone levels rather than --------.

I am in favor of watching women with elevated estrogen levels compete separately in contests like the elbow touch.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2019-05-01 10:04 PM | Reply

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