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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 […]

Caster Semenya named in S Africa world championship team

Caster Semenya named in S Africa world championship team

(Reuters) – Double Olympic 800 metres champion, Caster Semenya, has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal. Semenya is fighting a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision that supported the IAAF’s rule that XY […]

Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard – Court

Semenya free to run without medication while appeal is heard – Court

(Reuters) – Double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, will be able to run in her favoured 800 meters event without medication to lower her testosterone levels, until her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal has been ruled on, her lawyers said on Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) had ruled last month that the […]

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 […]