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To: scrabblehack
I don't know the full details, but competitors still have some ability to request testing of a fellow competitor, and individual athletes can be tested. Santhi Soundarajan was banned from running as a woman this summer.

How do you decide whether someone's a woman?

A month before the 2012 London Olympic Games the IOC announced that the ability to compete as a woman will would be defined by chromosomes, DNA or genitals but by androgen levels.

Here's a decent ESPN story about gender identity and sports. Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, ambiguous genitals, internal sex organs that don't match external ones, an extra chromosome such as men with an XXY combination, and more.

37 posted on 12/15/2012 3:36:56 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
Sorry. Should be "the ability to compete as a woman would not be defined by chromosomes . . ."
38 posted on 12/15/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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