The International Olympic Committee has suspended gender testing for the 2018 Olympic Games and perhaps permanently.
No such testing was conducted for the Rio Games last year either.
In July 2015, the Court of Arbitration for Sport put on hold a rule promulgated by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the track-and-field governing body, that had established maximum testosterone levels for female competitors. Under the suspended rule, the maximum limit for women in internationally sanctioned athletic events was 10 nanomoles of testosterone per liter of blood. The CAS concluded more or less that the available data linking testosterone to enhanced female athletic performance needs more proof. (Related: Read more about gender issues at Womenshealth.news.) Read more