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Caster Semenya loses – testosterongränser may be included in the athletics

the decision came from the court for arbitration for Sports Cas on Wednesday. The panel of three persons was not unanimous. One of the members does not stand behind.

the Rules would have been imposed in november last year, but was postponed.

and with the Cas decision will female middle distance runner, at distances from 400 meters to a mile, with naturally high testosteronvärden forced to medication if they want to compete.

Semenya, OLYMPIC gold medalist at 800 meters, appealed against the rules which she believes is discriminatory.

"I know that IAAF:s rules always focused on me personally," she says to The Telegraph after the announcement.

– In a decade, the IAAF tried to make me slower, but in fact, it has made me stronger. The Cas decision will not hold me back. I will to raise me again and continue to inspire young women and athletes in south Africa and around the world, " she says to the newspaper.

if they are discriminatory, but writes in a statement that discrimination is a ”necessary, reasonable and proportionate” means to maintain the athletics damklass.

Cas write at the same time that the panel is very concerned about how the rules should be implemented in practice, and that the question of whether they are proportionate, may change in the future.

Cas suggests, for example, that the IAAF will wait to introduce testosterongränsen championships in the 1,500 meters and a mile, until more evidence for the advantage that the women concerned are assumed to have in the branches.

But it says the IAAF no.

"We have enough evidence, so the 1,500 meters will be included in the regulations," says a presstalesperson to SVT.

that the side effects of hormone therapy can come to view that it becomes difficult for some individuals to follow the rules, which could lead to a different conclusion with regard to the issue of proportionality.

Among the other united nations human rights council has criticised the rules and said that the sports federations should not ”create rules that force women to undergo unnecessary, degrading and abusive medication”.

The Swedish landslagsmålvakten in football Hedvig Lindahl writes on Twitter that the decision is ”a disgrace for the sport”.

https://twitter.com/hedvig_lindahl/status/1123551211746201600

the Rules as the IAAF is now the face of women with what's called DSD (differences in sex development) who have XY chromosomes. Those who have XX chromosomes, like most women have, are not affected by the rule.

Women with DSD often develop testes but have female features. They must now have a testosterone levels in under 5 nanomol per litre in the body for at least six months in order to compete in the medeldistansgrenarna in the running.

most of The women during the 2 nanomol per liter testosterone, while women with DSD can have over 7, on male levels.

the Requirement of six months means that Caster Semenya even with medication can not compete in the 800 metres in this summer's world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Doha.

the Article is updated.

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