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CAS temporarily suspends Dutee’s gender case
Sportslogon Team July 29th 2017


Bhubaneswar : Fortune always support the brave fighter, so as the case of Odisha ace sprinter Dutee Chand, just after she got an invitation on Friday from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to take part in the women 100 metre event of the World Athletics Championships in Londan.Thanks to her performance of 11.30 sec in the Indian Grand Prix held on May

On Saturday she got another victory, as her ‘gender case’ has been temporarily suspended again by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, due to lack of scientific evidence. In its July 24 interim report, CAS has suspended the IAAF’s fresh appeal on hyperandrogenism regulations until the end of September.

The CAS panel also said the case will be closed if the IAAF is unable to provide evidence in the two months. “Should the IAAF not field any scientific evidence within the additional two months granted by the CAS panel, the hyperandrogenism regulations will be declared void,” CAS said in its interim report. The CAS panel in-charge of the proceeding said, “Based upon the agreement of the parties and at the approval of the panel, the hyperandrogenism regulations have been suspended for an additional two months. During such extended suspension, Dutee Chand remains eligible to compete in both national and international-level competitions.”

In 2014, Dutee was disqualified by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) as per IAAF’s hyperandrogenism policy after tests revealed testosterone (male hormone) produced naturally by her body was above permissible range. The Indian sprinter challenged the IAAF policy in CAS.

On July 27, 2015, CAS made an interim decision to suspend the world governing body’s hyperandrogenism policy for two years, to provide IAAF with an opportunity to submit further evidence to prove the advantage hyperandrogenic female athletes have over athletes with those having normal testosterone levels.

But the IAAF yet again failed to provide scientific evidence on the quantitative relation between enhanced testosterone levels and improved performance in athletics with hyperandrogenism. .
This news was added and updated on : July 29th 2017
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