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"Take drugs or race against men" says IAAF

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:19 pm

IAAF introduces new rules for women with high testosterone

Some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men or change events unless they take medication, under new rules issued by athletics' governing body.

The rules, which start on 1 November 2018, would apply to women who race in track events from 400m up to the mile.

The IAAF believes the new measures will stop women with high testosterone levels gaining a competitive advantage.


"The revised rules are not about cheating - they are about levelling the playing field to ensure fair and meaningful competition," IAAF president Lord Coe said.

"We want athletes to be incentivised to make the huge commitment and sacrifice required to excel in the sport."


ANC compares new rules to apartheid

Athletics chiefs have been compared to apartheid-era South African leaders after announcing new rules governing testosterone levels in female athletes.

The changes mean some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men or take medication if they wish to compete.

South Africa's Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya could be affected.

And her country's ruling party, the African National Congress, says the measures are "blatantly racist".

It wants the South African government to challenge the rule change - which comes into effect in November - at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas).


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Re: "Take drugs or race against men" says IAAF

Postby White Goodman on Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:43 am

Has Margaret Wambui made her comments known on this yet.

How are they going to identify those that need testing ? Just the ones that are built like brick shithouses and look like men?

Very hard time for these women and I can't say I have enough knowledge around the condition to know whether this is fair or not.

Will end Semenya's dominance as we all saw what happened when they made her reduce her test levels last time.
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