Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Caster Semenya, Runner, Female, Sex identification, Testosterone
Semenya, Caster, 1991-; Testosterone; Gender identity; Track and field for women
For several weeks, now I have been thinking about a major controversy in sport, namely the issue of sex identification as it pertains to the world of athletics. On May 1, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in favor of the decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) requiring female track athletes with elevated levels of testosterone to lower those levels when competing in the 400 and 800 meter events. The court, however, did not uphold the IAAF application of the rule to the 1500 meter and mile events.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Sex Identity and the IAAF" (2019). On Sport and Society. 845.