The Court of Arbitration for Sport will decide within the next month whether the IAAF can bring in rules forcing South African runner Caster Semenya to take testosterone blockers.
And governing bodies for other sports are waiting in the wings to bring in similar performance equalling processes if the decision is upheld.
Formula 1 bosses plan to insist Lewis Hamilton only drive in reverse citing his ‘constant winning’ as bad for the sport. A spokesman said, ‘If he’s that good he’ll be able to win going backwards won’t he?’
At FIFA’s AGM later this month a vote will take place on whether to amputate Cristiano Ronaldo’s right leg. And in the NBA the LA Lakers basketball squad have signed 7 dwarves and put forward a motion to ban every other team in the league on the basis that their squads breach equality rules.
Double Olympic champion Semenya has differences in sexual development, or DSD, which means she has elevated naturally occurring levels of testosterone.
A spokesman for the IAAF said, ‘People need to understand that after decades we still haven’t got a grip of illegal doping in our sport, so we’re trying a different approach. Targeting athletes over naturally occurring hormones seems like a far easier victory, and as we all know winning is everything in sport. As long as you don’t do it too often.’