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12 April 2011

IAAF implements gender rules

The governing athletics body IAAF will be the first sports federation to implement new gender regulations concerning women with hyperandrogenism, from May 1 onwards.

The governing athletics body IAAF will be the first sports federation to implement new gender regulations concerning women with hyperandrogenism, from May 1 onwards.

"Competition in athletics will continue to be divided into men's and women's competition recognising that there is a difference in sporting performance between elite men and women, that is predominantly due to higher levels of androgenic hormones in men," the statement said.

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