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Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

Semenya says she never felt supported by other women

(Reuters) – Double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport. The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-metres title at the world championships in September, after […]

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Australia: Transgender women welcome to play elite cricket

Cricket Australia welcomed transgender women on to its elite teams on Thursday, as it issued guidelines for their inclusion, amid a toxic battle over fairness in female sport. Australian cricket’s governing body will allow male-to-female players to compete if their testosterone, a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance, has been […]

LGBT+ women footballers score as male players fear to come out

LGBT+ women footballers score as male players fear to come out

When ‘The Gay Footballer’ tweeted, “I am a proud gay man” in early July, it seemed the 29-year wait for a top tier male player to come out publicly would soon be over. But the @FootballerGay account, which amassed 50,000 followers, was deleted on Tuesday after its anonymous owner, who claimed to be a Championship […]

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

Australia: Folau crowdfunding shut down after A$750,000 raised

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback Israel Folau’s crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fight his termination has been shut down by the GoFundMe platform, with more than A$750,000 ($487,000) to be returned to thousands of donors. Folau launched his GoFundMe page on Friday, appealing for A$3 million he said he needed for a potentially long legal battle against Rugby […]

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

Folau starts crowdfunding campaign to fight sacking

(Reuters) – Sacked Australia fullback, Israel Folau, has launched a crowd-funding campaign, seeking A$3 million (£1.6 million) to help fund his legal action against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs, as he fights his termination in court. Folau, who was sacked last month for an offensive social media post, had already raised A$240,000 […]

Rabat organisers made it impossible for Semenya to race, says legal team

Rabat organisers made it impossible for Semenya to race, says legal team

(Reuters) – The Moroccan Athletics Federation made it “impossible” for Caster Semenya to compete at the Rabat Diamond League meeting on Sunday because of the lateness of a re-invitation, the South African athlete’s legal team said on Saturday. Semenya, the double Olympic 800 metres champion, never declined an invitation to run in the Rabat 800m, […]

Athletics-Semenya denied entry into Rabat 800 metres race

Athletics-Semenya denied entry into Rabat 800 metres race

(Reuters) – Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favoured 800 metres race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on the South African. International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) regulations say XY chromosome athletes with differences in sexual development […]