Sprinter Dutee Chand’s gender case to be reopened
Bhubaneswar: A day before Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand’s gender case will be re-opened as the International Athletics Association (IAAF) returns to Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) with further evidence of Hyperandrogenism Policy.
On July 27, 2015, in a Court of Arbitration for Sport case between Chand and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) and the International Athletics Association (IAAF), the CAS made an interim decision to suspend the world body’s Hyperandrogenism Regulations for a period of two years.
It was done in order to provide the IAAF with an opportunity to submit further evidence as to the degree of performance advantage that hyperandrogenic female athletes have over athletes with normal testosterone levels.
After the CAS partially upheld her appeal in an interim order two years back, Chand was allowed to “continue to compete” till a final decision was given by the CAS on her appeal against IAAF’s hyperandrogenism policy.