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    Court Bars Women With High Testosterone Levels From Same Track Races
    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: Since competition is divided into male and female categories, what is the most equitable way to decide who should be eligible to compete in women’s events?

    The International Association for Athletics Federations. had argued that athletes classified with “differences of sexual development” — particularly those who possess testes and natural testosterone levels in the male range — gain an unfair advantage in women’s events from 400 meters to the mile in terms of additional muscle mass, strength and oxygen-carrying capacity.

    But the sports court expressed some “serious concerns” on Wednesday about the fairness and practical application of testosterone limits in the future. These concerns include the potential inability of athletes to remain within permitted limits even with hormonal treatment and the “practical impossibility” some athletes may face in remaining in compliance because of side effects of such treatment.

    The court also expressed concern about a lack of concrete evidence that athletes with differences of sexual development gain a significant advantage at 1,500 meters and the mile. The panel asked that the I.A.A.F. consider deferring application of its testosterone rule beyond 800 meters “until more evidence is available.”

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    Originally posted by NoPantsChico View Post
    Court Bars Women With High Testosterone Levels From Same Track Races
    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: Since competition is divided into male and female categories, what is the most equitable way to decide who should be eligible to compete in women’s events?

    The International Association for Athletics Federations. had argued that athletes classified with “differences of sexual development” — particularly those who possess testes and natural testosterone levels in the male range — gain an unfair advantage in women’s events from 400 meters to the mile in terms of additional muscle mass, strength and oxygen-carrying capacity.

    But the sports court expressed some “serious concerns” on Wednesday about the fairness and practical application of testosterone limits in the future. These concerns include the potential inability of athletes to remain within permitted limits even with hormonal treatment and the “practical impossibility” some athletes may face in remaining in compliance because of side effects of such treatment.

    The court also expressed concern about a lack of concrete evidence that athletes with differences of sexual development gain a significant advantage at 1,500 meters and the mile. The panel asked that the I.A.A.F. consider deferring application of its testosterone rule beyond 800 meters “until more evidence is available.”
    If this were the case, then men wouldn't hold every world record in every event, right?

    This shit is just getting stupid. Perhaps it's time for true equality -- no more age, weight or gender separation in any event in any sport. You want a gold medal? Line up against everyone else -- man, woman, shim, whatever -- and run as fast as you can. The winner gets the gold. I, for one, can't wait to watch a gender-bending middleweight get punched in the face by a heavyweight.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FrobozMumbar View Post

      If this were the case, then men wouldn't hold every world record in every event, right?

      This shit is just getting stupid. Perhaps it's time for true equality -- no more age, weight or gender separation in any event in any sport. You want a gold medal? Line up against everyone else -- man, woman, shim, whatever -- and run as fast as you can. The winner gets the gold. I, for one, can't wait to watch a gender-bending middleweight get punched in the face by a heavyweight.
      I think that doing away with gender is probably the only equal solution. In no way is it fair. But you can’t have both, as assumed equality is inherently unfair.

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      • #4
        This is stupid....whatever you're born with between your legs and have naturally is the group you compete with

        If you naturally have more testosterone as a woman, so be it....should there be a short league for guys that are under 6' that are great bball players, but have no shot at the NBA?

        Why does everything have to be an even playing field? you know what's fair? Playing with the cards you're dealt....I hate people

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        • #5
          These people are trying really hard not to understand why we created separate categories for men and women in the first place. Obviously it's not "fair" for women to have to compete against men. But it's also not fair for other men to have to compete against men like LeBron, Bolt, or Mahomes, who are more biologically athletically gifted then almost everyone else on the planet. But we can't logically divide up men into sub categories based upon some arbitrary categories like testosterone levels or muscle mass or lung capacity, so they all compete against one another. But that would leave out all women in every sport except for long distance swimming. You can, however, easily separate men and women on the basis of biological sex. You'd think these people would want to empower women and let them have their own , instead of forcing everyone to compete with everyone. I mean, even the women's side have super athletes like Serena/Venus , but even they wouldn't rank top 1000 in the world if they had to compete with men too. Ideology is nasty, especially when it has to break the rules of logic to exist.

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