“Contrary to claims made in an open letter written by the US-based Women’s Sports Foundation, the IAAF’s new female classification rule does not seek to prevent any woman from competing in athletics …
Under the Regulations, women with Differences of Sexual Development (DSD/intersex) will be eligible to compete in any event at domestic level. … They will be eligible to compete in male and intersex competition. The choice is theirs. The IAAF seeks only to maintain a fair and meaningful category for women to compete in athletics. It makes no judgment about gender or sexual identity …
The women’s category of sport is by nature a restricted category. Without limits, it would cease to exist and it is the responsibility of the sport’s governing body to establish those limits.
This rule has been established under the same principles that have governed fair competition in sport throughout its history. The IAAF has been a leading supporter of women in sport for most of its long history and will continue to be.”
– The IAAF responding to the the open letter signed by Billie Jean King and the Women’s Sports Foundation which claimed the IAAF’s hyperandrogenism rules “continue the invasive surveillance and judgment of women’s bodies that have long tainted women’s sport.” What King and the WSF fail to realize is that without a simple non-invasive testosterone rule, you’ll soon have what is happening in Connecticut at the high school level happening all over the globe. Women that were men six months ago will be dominating all levels of women’s sport.
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