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Caster Semenya starts ‘new journey’ after joining football team

South African eyeing debut with JVW next seasonJanine Van Wyk: ‘She has all the fundamentals’The two-time Olympic 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya appears to be preparing for a career outside of athletics after joining a women’s football club. The 28…

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I have high testosterone, so what? says Caster Semenya – video

The double olympic champion Caster Semenya’s battle with the athletics authorities rolls on as she continues to fight an IAAF regulation that would make her take testosterone-lowering medication. The South African athlete will not be able to defend her…

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Caster Semenya blocked from competing at world championships

• Athlete expresses disappointment after court ruling• Swiss supreme court reverses earlier judgmentCaster Semenya has expressed disappointment over a court ruling which means she will be prevented from defending her 800m title at the world athletics c…

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Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’

• IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her …

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Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as a ‘guinea pig experiment’

• IAAF ruled athlete must take medication to control testosterone• Semenya: ‘I will not allow the IAAF to use me and my body again’Caster Semenya has accused athletics’ governing body of using her body “as a human guinea pig experiment” by forcing her …

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Caster Semenya calls on IAAF to focus on doping after return victory

• Athlete has appealed ruling to approve IAAF testosterone limit• Runner battling to defend 800m title at World ChampionshipsCaster Semenya has told the International Association of Athletics Federations to focus on catching dopers after her first race…

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‘I’ll never take drugs’: Caster Semenya tells IAAF to focus on dopers ‘not us’ – video

Caster Semenya has urged athletic’s governing body to drop its pursuit of female runners with high testosterone levels and instead focus on catching dope cheats. Speaking after winning a 2000m race on the outskirts of Paris, the South African made…

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Caster Semenya free to run 800m with no medication as Swiss court floors IAAF

• Swiss court tells IAAF to suspend testosterone regulations• Olympic champion can compete without medication to 25 JuneCaster Semenya is once again free to run the 800m without having to take medication – at least for the time being – after the Swiss …

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Pressure mounts on IAAF as criticism of Caster Semenya ruling grows

• Women’s sport organisations say rules are ‘discriminatory’• Semenya to appeal against testosterone limit for female athletesThree global organisations that promote women’s sport have written to athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, to say its rules fo…

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‘The IAAF will not drug me or stop me being who I am’: Semenya appeals against Cas ruling

• South African files appeal to Swiss supreme court• ‘I am a woman and I am a world-class athlete’Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to the federal supreme court of Switzerland challenging the recent ruling against her by the court of arbitration for s…

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Athletics South Africa to appeal against Caster Semenya ruling

South African sports ministry confirm challenge to rulingClaim made two of three judges in case were ‘conflicted’South Africa’s track federation will appeal against the recent Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry has confirmed.The gover…

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From Caster Semenya to Martina Navratilova: the best books on sporting outliers

Sports writer Alex Hutchinson picks the best books that explore sex, gender and the nature-nurture debateThe essential goal of sport, according to the bioethicist Thomas Murray, is the “virtuous perfection of our natural talents”. But what counts as “n…

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Women fight against prejudice on an extraordinary weekend for sport | Richard Williams

From Semenya’s 30th win in a row, to powerful displays at Wembley, on bikes and in cars, women cast a blow against outdated attitudesThey may have failed to knock the Premier League title race completely out of the headlines, but whether they were peda…

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‘Actions speak louder than words’: Caster Semenya defiant after Doha win – video

South African runner Caster Semenya has brushed off the controversy surrounding her legal battle with athletics’ governing body after a dominant 800m win in Doha. ‘Life is fantastic,’ she said, denying rumours she would retire. ‘I want to inspire the w…

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Caster Semenya wins 800m in Doha two days after losing case against IAAF

• South African seals 30th consecutive victory over distance• ‘I’m never going anywhere,’ Semenya saysAfter an extraordinary week, a staggering performance. If this was Caster Semenya’s final race at 800m – or perhaps even the last race of her career, …

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Is fair play in running more important than fairness to Caster Semenya as a human? | Gaby Hinsliff

All her life, the South African athlete has been portrayed as a freak. Her case is as much about ethics as about sport or scienceWhen she was a girl, growing up in rural South Africa, the runner Caster Semenya would sometimes face a humiliating ritual …

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Caster Semenya ruling ‘tramples on dignity’ of athletes, South Africa says

Olympian receives strong backing from South African government and fellow athletesSouth Africans have expressed widespread support for the double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who will run her last 800m on Friday before the imposition of controversi…

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Caster Semenya to run in Doha as Sebastian Coe welcomes Cas ruling

• South African will compete in 800m despite losing case • IAAF president Lord Coe: verdict ‘upheld principle’ of athleticsCaster Semenya has made a last-minute decision to run in the 800m in Doha on Friday, which will be the last time she can compete …

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Caster Semenya v IAAF: behind the scenes at sporting trial of the century | Sean Ingle

The South African’s call for unity stood out amid all the arguments, but it is not only Cas’s verdict that has been criticisedOn the opening morning of the sporting trial of the century, Caster Semenya ran unnoticed through Lausanne’s old town to clear…

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Cas tried to provide a clear verdict on Caster Semenya but left a tangled mess | Andy Bull

The court of arbitration for sport may have come down on one side of the debate over the athlete but its ruling contained enough holes and caveats to mean the dispute will continueThe crux of the Caster Semenya ruling, the line that cuts a path through…