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How come Muttiah Muralitharan was allowed to take 800 Test wickets just because he was born with an genetic deformity in his bowling arm?Isn’t Serena Williams too powerful for her counterparts And when is a female athlete not female enough These are debates that sports has always struggled to answer and will continue to do so But a teenage sprinting sensation born in poverty in Orissa took it upon herself to prove to the powers-that-be that she is a woman and she has the right to compete that no one can take away from her Dutee Chand on 27 July 2015 took a small step for herself and a giant leap for fellow female athletes when she argued successfully that women athletes should not be discriminated based on their natural levels of testosterone Teenage sensation Dutee Chand will be able to do what she loves to once again Courtesy: Facebook Hyperandrogenism is the condition in human body where there is an excess generation of androgens For those of us who did not take biology classes too seriously testosterone is the androgen hormone that is secreted by reproductive organs in males In females hyperandrogenism results in more than normal amounts of testosterone Now that the technicalities are out of the way testosterone level in the body is the only methodology in use today to determine if an athlete can compete in the male category or female The theory behind this is that excess testosterone levels meant that athletes with perceived ‘normal’ characteristics are discriminated against Who was the case fought between and who presided over it Dutee Chand the 19-year-old athlete took the matter to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) against a) Athletics Federation of India and b) International Association of Athlerics Federation (IAAF) Sports Authority of India (SAI) who had conducted the initial tests on Chand have continued to back their athlete calling IAAF’s policy to be ‘unscientific unfair and unethical’ What exactly happened during the arbitration What are the two sides to this story Through no apparent fault of her own or external influences Dutee Chand was told by Athletics Federation of India in 2014 that she cannot participate in races because she was deemed to possess an undue advantage But IAAF ‘s regulations are meant to provide fairness to athletes IAAF on their part have never expressly stated that Dutee Chand is not a female CAS set about the investigation noting the fact that Dutee Chand is most definitely a female This was never in doubt by any of the parties involved CAS was to merely examine whether the Hyperandrogenism Regulations were discriminatory and not based on facts The CAS also noted that the IAAF had not acted in bad faith and was merely trying to implement their regulations The issues that were addressed were discrimination against athletes and scientific evidence Believe it or not there is plenty of scientific evidence to support both sides of the argument evidenced by the number of experts who deposed in front of the CAS File photo of Dutee Chand PTI Dutee on her part wanted to prove that testosterone that is naturally produced by the human body did NOT have a similar effect as ingesting steroids to enhance performance Dr Payoshni Mitra a research consultant on gender issues in sport who has been working closely with SAI and Dutee ever since the trial began has maintained that the regulations are based on false premises Other experts argued that the testosterone levels are dynamic in the body and it is senseless to fix a limit on something that keeps changing IAAF on their part produced expert witnesses to say that there is no other way to ensure fairness It has long been established that male athletes are superior in physical attributes to their female counterparts because of their hormone characteristics British runner Paula Radcliffe who holds the world record among women in the marathon was also present during the trial but on IAAF’s side “The concern remains that their bodies respond in different stronger ways to training and racing than women with normal testosterone levels and that this renders the competition fundamentally unfair” said Radcliffe of such hyperandrogenic athletes So what is the verdict CAS agreed that testosterone levels in males are the main factor in deciding the athlete’s performance and it offers a competitive advantage over female athletes The separation between men and women based on this is therefore justified The problem however is to determine the proportionality of advantage a female athlete gains by possessing naturally higher levels of testosterone In other words the difference between testosterone levels between a man and woman is in no way comparable to a woman with normal and abnormal levels of testosterone The existing IAAF regulations therefore do not pass muster But the CAS notes a need to revise the regulations based on evolving scientific evidence The regulations are therefore SUSPENDED for two years and if IAAF cannot provide 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