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Caster Semenya accuses Sebastian Coe of ‘opening old wounds’

• South African hits back over IAAF president’s comments• ‘He is wrong to think she is a threat to women’s sport’Caster Semenya has accused Sebastian Coe of “opening old wounds” after his comments about the double Olympic champion in a newspaper articl…

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Caster Semenya case verdict postponed until end of April

• New submissions made by athlete and IAAF• Runner is challenging revised eligibility ruleCaster Semenya will have to wait until the end of April to hear whether her high-profile legal case against athletics’ governing body has been successful after th…

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Testosterone limits for female athletes not backed by science, say academics

Rules by IAAF would require some female track runners to lower their testosterone levels to competeProposed regulations on testosterone levels in women’s athletics have been criticised by academics who say they are not backed by scientific evidence and…

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Stop talking about testosterone – there’s no such thing as a ‘true sex’ | Katrina Karkazis

Sports bodies want a biological criterion to indicate an athlete’s sex. But it’s mind-bogglingly more complicated than thatDebates are raging again over who should be allowed to compete in women’s sport. Take two recent examples that inflamed the inter…

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Proposed testosterone limit ’flawed’ and ‘hurtful’, say Caster Semenya’s lawyers

• Day two of challenge against IAAF’s revised eligibility rules• Regulations ‘do not empower anyone’, say lawyersCaster Semenya’s lawyers have hit back at the IAAF on day two of their hearing at the court of arbitration for sport, claiming the world go…

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Caster Semenya’s lawyers accuse the IAAF of underhand tactics

• Claim that naming witnesses broke confidentiality• Runner is challenging revised eligibility ruleCaster Semenya’s lawyers have accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of using underhand tactics to gain public support at the sta…

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Court has Semenya’s career in its hands – and decision could affect all of sport | Sean Ingle

The South African’s challenge to the IAAF’s testosterone rules could be as profound and far-reaching as the Bosman rulingIt is just one case, brought by just one athlete, against a single organisation. But Caster Semenya’s challenge to the IAAF’s testo…

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Caster Semenya gets government backing in IAAF testosterone row

• Minister calls proposed limits a ‘violation of human rights’• Double Olympic champion takes her fight to Cas on MondayThe South African government has thrown its weight behind Caster Semenya in her legal battle with world athletics’ governing body, t…

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Caster Semenya is ‘unquestionably a woman’, say her lawyers

• Semenya will fight for her right to compete without medication• IAAF fears athletes with DSD could dominate the sportCaster Semenya’s lawyers said the 800m Olympic champion is “unquestionably a woman” who will be fighting for her right to compete int…

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Caster Semenya: IAAF denies it wants to classify athlete as biological male

• Case to be heard at the court of arbitration for sport next week• ‘IAAF has not said DSD athletes should be classified as male’The IAAF has emphatically rejected a report that it wants the women’s Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya, to be classifi…

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Human Rights Watch: testosterone limit for female athletes is discrimination

• Body calls for IAAF to scrap new rules on hyperandrogenism• IAAF ‘forcing women to have unnecessary interventions’Human Rights Watch has accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of discriminating against female athletes with nat…

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Caster Semenya and the IAAF: if the science is wrong, the ruling is wrong | Andy Bull

The case is complex but demanding some female athletes lower their testosterone levels was a big call, yet seems to be a debatable conclusion to reach based on a questionable studyThey say there are six tics that tell you when someone’s bluffing. When …

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Caster Semenya the obvious target in IAAF changes that only create a legal minefield | Hannah Mouncey

When the IAAF’s new policy regarding testosterone levels is challenged it will more than likely be found to be discriminatory; so what’s really going on?It was with little shock this week that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAA…

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IAAF accused of ‘blatant racism’ over new testosterone level regulations

• Rules will impact on world 800m champion Caster Semenya• Minister says regulations designed to ‘disadvantage’ South AfricanThe IAAF has been accused of “blatant racism” by the ruling party of South Africa, the African National Congress, over its new …

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IAAF doctor calls for intersex category in athletics within five to 10 years

• Dr Stéphane Bermon admits public opinion could be an obstacle• Comments come after IAAF announces new testosterone rulesA leading scientist at international athletics’ governing body has said he is in favour of a third category for intersex athletes …

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New IAAF testosterone rules could slow Caster Semenya by up to seven seconds

• IAAF set to introduce new limits for female athletes• Sports scientist: ‘She will go from a 1:54 to 2:01-2:03’ in 800mThe Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya could run up to seven seconds slower under new rules requiring her to lower her natural te…

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New IAAF testosterone rules could slow Caster Semenya by up to seven seconds

• IAAF set to introduce new limits for female athletes• Sports scientist: ‘She will go from a 1:54 to 2:01-2:03’ in 800mThe Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya could run up to seven seconds slower under new rules requiring her to lower her natural te…

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Caster Semenya storms to 1500m title but is criticised by fellow runners

• Brittany McGowan: ‘It’s tough for a lot of women in the 1500m’• Isaac Makwala blitzes the field to win gold in men’s 400mCaster Semenya’s strongest opposition on the way to winning Commonwealth gold came from a faulty starter’s gun which left the wom…

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The unequal battle: privilege, genes, gender and power | @Anna_Kessel

The tense debate around Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand demonstrate the intersection between race, gender and medical imperialismWhen I was eight years old I visited South Africa, my dad’s homeland, for the first time. I’ll never forget flying into Jo’b…

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Caster Semenya and Dutee Chand run ragged by IAAF’s moving goalposts | Andy Bull

Semenya and Chand will race at the Commonwealth Games in April but their fight for the right of hyperandrogenic athletes to compete is far from overIt’s been just under six months since Caster Semenya ran at the world championships, which makes it just…