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New Track And Field Limits Question Gender Identity In Sports

By Zachary Zagger (May 17, 2018, 8:42 PM EDT) -- New female classification standards released by the international governing body for track and field sports are drawing criticism and raising legal questions about where to draw the line between men and women for sports competition amid evolving views of gender identity.

Last month, the International Association of Athletics Federations issued new "eligibility regulations for female classification," restricting female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone, a condition sometimes called hyperandrogenism, by limiting how much testosterone women runners competing in the 400 meter to mile distances can have in their blood.

The new regulations, which take effect in November, come after...

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