Quote Of The Day
“The IAAF fully respects each individual’s personal dignity and supports the social movement to have people accepted in society based on their chosen legal sex and/or gender identity. However, the IAAF is convinced there are some contexts, sport being one of them, where biology has to trump identity. The IAAF also believes the right to participate in sport does not translate to a right to self-identify into a competition category or an event, or to insist on inclusion in a preferred event, or to win in a particular event, without regard to the legitimate rules of the sport or the criteria for entry. It is legitimate for all sport in general, and for the IAAF in particular, to create a protected category for females and to base eligibility for this category on biology and not on gender identity. … To define the category based on something other than biology would be category defeating and would deter many girls around the world from choosing competitive and elite sport after puberty.”
– Excerpt from IAAF statement responding to the Swiss Federal Tribunal’s suspension of their testosterone rules for Caster Semenya.
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