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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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Lamine Diack to stand trial for money laundering and corruption

• Former IAAF president, 86, charged by French authorities• His son Papa Massata Diack and four others also face trialLamine Diack, the disgraced former IAAF president, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and money laundering. It f…

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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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Paris Saint-Germain president faces corruption inquiry

Nasser al-Khelaifi suspected of paying $3.5m to IAAF chief to help Qatar land world eventThe president of Paris Saint-Germain football club, Nasser al-Khelaifi, has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption, a French judicial official sa…

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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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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…

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I was sore about losing to Caster Semenya. But this decision against her is wrong | Madeleine Pape

As a female athlete, I thought high testosterone was a problem. Now I realise this is an outdated and indefensible positionA lot will be written by scientists, activists, lawyers, bureaucrats and others about Caster Semenya’s discrimination case. But w…

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‘IAAF rules necessary to preserve integrity of female athletics,’ says Cas on Caster Semenya – video

Caster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, which means she will have to take medication to reduce her testosterone if she wants to keep running on the international stage.The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s…

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Caster Semenya loses landmark legal case against IAAF over testosterone levels

• Olympic 800m champion must reduce testosterone to compete• Cas rejects appeal against ‘discriminatory’ IAAF policyCaster Semenya has lost her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, which means she will have to take medicatio…

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Caster Semenya Q&A: the runner’s discrimination case explained

The IAAF insists rules are needed to protect female sport but her legal team says her genetic gift should be celebratedIt is a case described by the court of arbitration for sport as “one of the most pivotal” it has ever heard. And after months of lega…