Tag Archive | hyperandrogenism

Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s 11-year battle to compete

Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s 11-year battle to compete

Caster Semenya, the South African double Olympic 800 metres champion, lost her appeal against World Athletics rules that women with high natural testosterone levels must take drugs to reduce them to compete in middle-distance races. Switzerland’s top court on Tuesday upheld a 2019 ruling by sport’s highest court, the Court of Arbitration, that the global governing […]

World athletics body says study shows Semenya has advantage

World athletics body says study shows Semenya has advantage

The governing body of world athletics on Wednesday welcomed a landmark study showing high testosterone helped women run better, saying it justified their decision to bar Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, from key races. In a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Swedish researchers found women with higher testosterone could run longer, and had […]

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone powers intersex athletes, BMJ says

Talent not testosterone is behind the success of intersex athletes, such as Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, scientists said on Wednesday, stepping into a toxic battle of the sexes over fairness in sport. The editorial in the British Medical Journal flies counter to those who want to ban competitors with high levels of testosterone from competing in women-only […]

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova, after the tennis champion said: “it’s insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, […]