I've been trying to develop a good understanding of the Intersex issue in track and field as I think it's a huge thing for women's athletics, but am confused by something I read in Capital FM tonight:
ALEX ISABOKE wrote:
At the same world governing body IAAF has called on AK to carry out gender tests on three female and two male athletes suspected to possess elevated hormonal levels of opposite gender.
According to Kiplagat, the exercise is too dear for them with lack of such facilities with country as he pegged the cost of each test at Sh600,000 (USD6,629).
Why would it be an issue for a man to have elevated female hormone's? I'd assume they wouldn't be a great athlete. Anyone know why they'd bother to test for that?
Masking agent? To be politically correct? Or does it somehow help their performance?