eipoika said"While bottom surgery is not a requirement, the IOC will ensure trans female athletes have the right levels of testosterone and hormones before they compete to protect fair competition. Trans female athletes, once declared female, cannot change their identity for sporting purposes for a minimum of four years. They may also be subject to hormone testing. If they do not comply, they could face banning from the sport for a year."
That makes perfect sense.
As much as anything does in this carnival of the absurd. In exactly what sport is bottom surgery an advantage? And, since the Olympics will be in Brazil, will wax jobs be OK?
Nobody said that bottom surgery is an advantage. The hormones are the advantage.
If you were born a male, it doesn't matter if you have a penis or not, you'll still carry male hormones. All your genetic code will remain of a male's. There lies the advantage.
And that is exactly why men and women compete in different categories. That makes a huge difference in their performances.