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Caster Semenya will avoid testosterone t...

Caster Semenya will compete in the Diamond League’s Prefontaine Classic 3,000 meters on June 30 in Stanford, Calif., a distance she can run without lowering her testosterone levels. Semenya, who has twice won Olympic gold in the 800m, has been adamant that she will not be taking testosterone-lowering drugs to comply with new International Association […]

South African government says appeal in ...

The South African Athletics Federation will appeal against Caster Semenya’s decision, the country’s sports ministry announced on Monday. The government department says two of the three judges who heard the case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport were ‘conflicted’, the facts were ignored and the athletics governing body was given ‘unlimited latitude’ “to do […]

Olympic runner who once competed against...

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Madeleine Pape, who once faced Caster Semenya, about the problem of runners with abnormally high testosterone levels. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Caster Semenya won what could be his last 800m race last Friday in Doha. His dominance in the event could come to an end due to new regulations that come […]

The Caster Semenya case revives the deba...

Olympic runner Caster Semenya’s battle against rules that would force women to lower their naturally high testosterone levels in order to compete has rekindled debates about the extent to which the hormone can improve athletic ability. The ongoing controversy has also raised questions about the credibility of research conducted by the International Association of Athletics […]

How a former rival changed his mind on C...

Read the story transcript It’s been 10 years since Madeleine Pape lost to Caster Semenya in the 2009 World Athletics Championships. She, like many other competitors at the time, resented Semenya’s victory. “At the time, I was very quick to join other people around me in saying that, of course, Semenya had an unfair advantage,” […]

Why CAS upholds IAAF’s decision on Caste

When the IAAF was founded in 1912, at the end of the Stockholm Olympics, the aim and purpose was to properly govern and protect the sport of athletics, to establish the rules and regulations to which all athletes would comply. At first, women were actually banned from participating, only for that to change slowly and […]

Caster Semenya loses testosterone case i...

South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya (center) and her lawyer Gregory Nott (right) arrive for a hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland in February. Harold Cunningham / AFP / Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Harold Cunningham / AFP / Getty Images South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya (center) and her […]

Semenya Loses Landmark Lawsuit Against I...

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya plans to appeal after losing her landmark case against athletics governing body, IAAF, in a move that could end her athletic career. elite. The court’s ruling for sport means Semenya, who has not been beaten in the 800m since 2015, will need to take medication to significantly lower […]