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Testosterongränser divides the world of sport

the UN human rights council has called the testosterongränser as athletics, the IAAF, wants to introduce ”unnecessary, offensive and malicious”.

But the international federation continues to push their line on women who have naturally high testosteronvärden. Within the next few days is expected to court for arbitration for sports, Cas, has come up with its decision as to whether the IAAF may impose limits on testosterone for female middle distance runner. The proposal has been appealed by the south african runner Caster Semenya, who earlier in his career been the victim of könstester.

The proposed rules would mean that women who have high testosterone levels and are sensitive to the hormone would be forced to medical treatment to lower them if they want to compete.

Sebastian Coe has said that it would be a threat to ensure not to impose the rules.

– the Reason why we have genusindelningar is that otherwise, no woman would ever win a title or medal or beat a record in our sport, " he said recently to the australian Daily Telegraph.

The Swedish athletics association has a new president, Johan Storåkers, and the board has not had time to have a proper meeting yet. But they will surely discuss the issue shortly, " he says.

" I will come back with how the discussions have gone. But the fundamental we have in all cases respect for the IAAF's work in a difficult but also interesting question, " says Storåkers.

is a very important issue.

– It is not simply, the handar on the sport justice, but it is also about ethical approaches, and medical, " he says.

The british löparlegendaren Paula Radcliffe backs up the IAAF.

" It would be naive to think if this rule goes through, it would not be a part of the people out there, managers, or covenant, that actively would seek out girls with this syndrome and say: ”okay, you should dedicate yourself to this sport and this discipline so that we can win”. It is naive to believe it, " she said recently to The Times.

the united nations criticising the defenders for testosteronregeln. In a commercial from Nike said, tennis star Serena Williams that ”when we are too good so is there something wrong with the us”, to the pictures of Semenya on the running track.

– To suggest that athletics is about to be overwhelmed by a certain type of athlete with a certain kind of properties that fall under this framework are unfounded and seditious, " says Roger Pielke Jr, who leads a center for idrottsstyrning at the University of Colorado, to The Times.

He says that there are few people as it is about.

And for someone to become a professional athlete requires much more than genetics. A lot of work, a lot of luck and the right circumstances.

– The last 50 years, sports federations and above all, the athletics tried to present a scientific test to determine who is a woman, and they have failed time and time again. The simple reason for this is that science can not say so definitely, there is no such test, " he says.

the 28-year-old Caster Semenya has three world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medals and two OLYMPIC gold medals at 800 metres, and a world CUP bronze in the 1,500 metres. She has not the world record, and her times would not be competitive on the men's side.

Now determined Caster Semenyas future

Ahead of Cas verdict – Semenya test long distance

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