In a letter to the IAAF President, Human Rights Watch asks the international athletics federation to “urgently revoke” new eligibility regulations. According to the human rights organisation they violate women’s fundamental rights.
Caster Semenya, a South-African middle-distance runner and two-time Olympic champion, will go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport questioning the fairness of IAAF´s new rules on women with hyperandrogenism.
The IAAF Taskforce recommends an extension of the allowance of individual Russian track and field athletes into international competitions. The ongoing suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) however, continues.