The new framework of the International Olympic Committee for transgender athletes no longer provides for generally applicable requirements. Rather, the world federations can decide on the conditions of participation subject to fair access rules. The IOC no longer specifies a uniform testosterone level that is set for starts in competitions.
According to the rules of World Athletics, some hyperandrogenic athletes have to artificially lower their natural testosterone levels in order to be able to compete on distances between 400 meters and a mile. The South African runner Caster Semenya had sued the international sports court (CAS) against the world federation, but lost this legal battle. In the meantime, the 800-meter Olympic champion from 2012 and 2016 has filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights. (APA / red.)