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MADISON, Wisc., July 10, 2017 /Four Winds Christian Athletics/ — The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear arguments on why intersex athletes should be required to keep their testosterone levels under 10 nanamoles. Currently, they do not have testosterone tests.
In July 2015, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decided that intersex athletes no longer had to keep their testosterone levels under 10 nanamoles, which is on the lower end for males. Intersex athletes are born with sexual problems, 1 in 2000 births.
The 800 meters at the 2016 Olympics in Rio was won by intersex athlete Caster Semenya. The other two medals went to athletes suspected of being intersex. Their testosterone levels were never tested.
New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine show that in certain events female athletes with high testosterone levels have a 1.8% to 4.5% competitive advantage over female athletes.
In 2016 before the Olympics, 4 Winds Christian Athletics President Steve McConkey wanted to sue the International Olympic Committee with a volunteer team of lawyers from Wisconsin. He wanted to stop the intersex athletes from competing with high testosterone levels. The lawyers determined he did not have a case to stop the women’s 800 meters.
In 2003, McConkey was the only person protesting the International Olympic Committee for allowing transgenders in the Olympics.
At that time, transgender athletes had to have sexual reassignemnt surgery and hormone therapy. In recent years, transgender athletes no longer have to have surgery, but must keep their testosterone levels under 10 nanamoles.
Recently, McConkey sent a letter to the IOC asking them to stop transgenders in the Olympics for the second time and to keep intersex athletes from having testosterone levels over 10 nanomoles.
“We would like to see the IOC totally stop transgenders from competing in the Olympics, as transgender athletes have bone and muscle mass advantages which make an uneven playing field,” states Steve McConkey. “Transgenders are promoted by the radical LGBT movement and should be stopped in sports. Intersex athletes are in another category, but the lines in competition between male and female must never be crossed.”
Steve McConkey is the founder and president of 4 Winds Christian Athletics (4 WINDS), a ministry that stands up for Christian athletes. Steve regularly appears on worldwide radio and is frequently quoted in articles throughout the world. He has a Master of Public Health from Western Kentucky University with honors. Steve and his wife started in world-class track and field ministries in 1981 and expanded to all sports in 2014. Steve was born in Des Moines, Iowa, but moved to NW Wisconsin after the sixth grade. He became a Christian after reading the Bible as an undergraduate. 4 WINDS produces BigPlanetWatch.com which provides Worldwide News to Discern the Times, plus Track and Field Report.
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