South African athlete Caster Semenya to take battle against World Athletics to European Court of Human Rights
The legal action comes two years since the World Athletics governing body in 2018 banned Semenya and others with differences of sexual development (DSD) from races between 400 metres and a mile unless they take testosterone-reducing drugs.
Switzerland's top court has rejected an IAAF request to re-impose rules obliging double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone before competing in certain events, a statement from her legal team said on Thursday.
Caster Semenya allowed to compete after Swiss court suspends IAAF testosterone rules, athlete says she is 'thankful' for decision
Switzerland's top court said on Monday it had temporarily suspended IAAF rules that oblige athletes including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to lower her testosterone levels in order to compete in certain events.
Athletics South Africa (ASA) said on Friday it had joined Caster Semenya’s appeal against the ruling that currently prevents the double Olympic champion from running her preferred distance races unless she takes testosterone-suppressant medication.
Caster Semenya vs IAAF: What effect will Court of Arbitration for Sport's gender ruling have on athletics?
After two-time Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya lost her legal challenge, the IAAF's controversial rule regulating testosterone levels for women athletes will come into effect on 8 May. AFP assesses which athletes it governs, and for which competitions.
While the CAS verdict is a huge setback for Caster Semenya — who appealed against the IAAF rules last year — this also sets back our discourse on sex/gender by at least a decade.
Caster Semenya's running career is unique in virtually all its details. Yet the dilemmas she has posed for the track-and-field establishment reflect how vast segments of the sports world are now wrestling with issues related to intersex and transgender athletes.
With the verdict against Caster Semenya, CAS has ushered us into world of performance-reducing drugs
Everyone is supposed to be doing their best to rid sports of doping. Yet, in a baffling decision on Wednesday, South African star Caster Semenya was ordered to take drugs if she wants to keep running for championships. Talk about sending the wrong message.
Caster Semenya vs IAAF: CAS upholds 'discriminatory' DSD regulations to ensure 'level playing field' for female athletes
The CAS dismissed requests from Caster Semenya and the South African Athletics Federation for arbitration in the matter of the IAAF's new DSD regulations.
IAAF to stay firm on new regulations classifying female athletes on basis of naturally occurring testosterone levels
The IAAF has refused to change its stance on new regulations that will force women with naturally high levels of testosterone to take medication that will lower these levels.
South Africa on Monday banned its national cricket and rugby federations from hosting or bidding for international tournaments for at least a year due to their failure to increase representation of black players.