of Arbitration for Sports has reportedly granted permission to Dutee
Chand to compete in national events after she challenged IAAF's
hyperandrogenism policy, which bars female athletes having higher
level of male hormones.
Delhi: Sprinter Dutee Chand, who had challenged world
athletics body IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy, which bars female
athletes having higher level of male hormones from competitions, has
been granted permission to run in national events in a provisional
ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sports pending a final
CAS, based in Lausanne in Switzerland, has, however, barred the
Odisha runner from taking part in international events till a final
decision on her case is decided by the international apex
quasi-judicial body on sports.
CAS in its provisional ruling a few days back has given Dutee the
permission that she can take part in national competitions. But she
cannot compete in any international events till a final decision is
made," a source in the know of her appeal at the CAS told PTI on
just a provisional ruling and what she has been allowed in the
interim order may not hold true in the final one. So, we cannot say
anything what will happen in the case. The CAS is having a break and
so a final decision may come in three or four weeks," the source
provisional ruling of the CAS, however, is not going to benefit much
on Dutee as there is no national event as it is off-season for
athletics except that the National Games are coming up at the end of
January next year.
the final decision from the CAS does not come by the time the
National Games in Kerala begins on January 31, she will be able to
take part in them.
any case, a final CAS ruling should come by January and so, this
provisional ruling seems to have little significance for Dutee. There
is no national event in which Dutee can run now," the source
Athletics Federation of India disqualified Dutee from any
competition, holding her ineligible to do so under the
Hyperandrogenism policy of International Association of Athletics
Federations, she had filed an appeal at the CAS in September with the
Sports Authority of India deciding to bear the cost of her legal
had also issued orders to allow her train at the National Institute
of Sports at Patiala. Before that, she was found to have higher
levels of androgen above permissible limits for a female athlete in a
test conducted in Bangalore.