Caster Semenya appeals against testosterone ruling

Sports 05/29/19, 13:11

Caster Semenya has appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field.The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion's lawyers say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland's supreme court.Under the IAAF's new rules, upheld by the ...

Another athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Sports 05/22/19, 04:22

Another Olympic medalist has criticized the IAAF's testosterone regulations and is refusing to take hormone-reducing medication.Margaret Wambui of Kenya, who won bronze in the 800 meters behind Caster Semenya at the 2016 Olympics, says she is affected by the new rules but won't take "any type of medication" to lower ...

South African government says appeal coming in Semenya case

Sports 05/13/19, 06:47

The South African government says there will be an appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling.The sports ministry says Athletics South Africa, the country's track and field body, will appeal the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Athletics South Africa was one of two parties alongside Semenya to challenge the ...

IOC head Bach says he has “sympathy” for Caster Semenya

Sports 05/03/19, 23:36

IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday he has "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya after the South African runner lost her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal in a landmark case against track and field's governing body.Based on Wednesday's CAS decision, Semenya, who won the 800 meters at the ...

Semenya responds to court case with victory on track in 800

Sports 05/03/19, 13:09

Caster Semenya raised a fist to the crowd when her name was called, then easily won what could be the last 800-meter race for the Olympic champion.She responded to her defeat in a landmark court case against track and field's governing body with a dominant victory Friday in a place ...

IAAF will ignore court, apply testosterone rules to 1,500

Sports 05/02/19, 05:20

IAAF president Sebastian Coe says the sport's governing body will apply its testosterone regulations to the 1,500 meters, ignoring advice from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.CAS said there was not enough evidence to show Caster Semenya had an advantage in that event because of her naturally high testosterone levels.Coe's ...

Semenya’s case reflects broader dilemmas facing sports world

Sports 05/02/19, 00:05

Caster Semenya's running career, jarred by an adverse court ruling on Wednesday, 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.The essence of ...

Column: Welcome to the world of performance-reducing drugs

Sports 05/01/19, 17:05

Everyone is supposed to be doing their best to rid sports of doping.Yet, in a baffling decision 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.FILE - In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 file photo ...

explains: the ruling against Olympian Caster Semenya

Sports 05/01/19, 15:20

In one of the most ethically and scientifically challenging cases in modern sports law, two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal of a rule that requires women to medically reduce their natural levels of testosterone in order to compete in certain track events.Here is a look at the case that ...

A decade and counting, Semenya promises to ‘rise’ once again

Sports 05/01/19, 10:16

Caster Semenya was only a teenager in 2009, an 18-year-old newcomer at her first major track meet, when she caused such a stir with her speed that organizers performed sex verification tests on her.Ever since that shocking situation at the world championships in Berlin, the South African runner has been ...

Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules

Sports 05/01/19, 05:06

Caster Semenya has lost her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.The Court of Arbitration for Sport's panel of three judges gave a complex verdict and "dismissed both requests for arbitration" from Semenya and the governing body of track and field.In a landmark ...

Semenya to find out Wednesday if she has won her appeal

Sports 04/29/19, 07:44

Caster Semenya will find out Wednesday if she has won her appeal against IAAF rules to curb female runners' high natural levels of testosterone.The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it will announce the ruling at noon (1000 GMT) in Switzerland.The ruling by a panel of three judges comes after ...

Olympic silver medalist also has testosterone condition

Sports 04/17/19, 08:50

Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels.Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya in the 800 meters at the ...

Semenya camp lashes out at Coe for opening ‘old wounds’

Sports 03/27/19, 06:54

Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an interview in an Australian newspaper, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-meter champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to fairness in women's sport.In a statement released Wednesday, Semenya's ...

Semenya ‘optimistic’ of victory in appeal against IAAF rules

Sports 03/22/19, 14:51

Caster Semenya is "optimistic" of victory in her appeal against IAAF rules designed to control naturally high levels of testosterone in female athletes, the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion's lawyers said Friday.The rules proposed by track and field's governing body, which haven't yet come into effect, would require female athletes with ...

Column: Slowing Caster Semenya would diminish her sport

Sports 02/22/19, 14:01

In a Swiss court this week, the governing body of track fought to slow some athletes down.Yup, a sports organization that celebrates human speed and which talks paternalistically about "empowering girls and women," also argues that some women athletes are so naturally advantaged that they must be rendered less athletic.The ...

Semenya hearing ends, decision in ‘pivotal’ case late March

Sports 02/22/19, 12:35

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a week-long hearing for South African athlete Caster Semenya's appeal against hormone regulations proposed by the international track and field body ended Friday. A decision in the "pivotal" case is expected in late March.The Swiss-based court says the hearing ended with Semenya, the ...

Semenya arrives for landmark case at Swiss sports tribunal

Sports 02/18/19, 03:49

Caster Semenya has arrived at international sport's best-known tribunal for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa didn't take questions as she arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.The International Association of Athletics Federations ...

Semenya appeal case mixes science, sports, gender politics

Sports 02/14/19, 11:52

Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field's governing body. The IAAF wants ...

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