Caster Semenya loses landmark gender case against IAAF rules

    By: Asha Smith on May 06, 2019

    "Caster Semenya, a two-time Olympic champion runner, has lost her appeal against proposed rules to limit her testosterone levels in what could be a pivotal moment for athletics and gender in sport. The ruling means Semenya will have to begin medically reducing her testosterone levels within the next week if she wants to compete in the world championships in Doha, Qatar, in September.

    The South African runner, who won gold in the 800 meters in 2012 and 2016, was challenging proposals brought by the sport's governing body -- the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) -- to enforce limits on testosterone levels of female athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs).

    The Court of Arbitration for Sport's panel of three judges gave a complex verdict but ultimately rejected Semenya's case in favour of the governing body's desire to protect fair competition among female athletes." READ MORE>>


    Released: May 6, 2019, 8:10 am
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