After more than two months of deliberations, CAS dismisses South African runner Caster Semeneya’s motion to amend proposed rules on female athletes with high levels of testosterone. Critics call the decision ‘shocking’ and ‘dissapointing’.
A global study commissioned by IWG reveals a problematic scenario regarding gender-based violence in sport. While researchers find it a pressing issue, 37% of the participant organisations have not taken action to protect women from that type of violence. Close to one third do not even consider it a problem.
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.
This month, the IAAF introduced new regulations establishing specific eligibility criteria for women with hyperandrogenism. The consequent possible exclusion of some female athletes from international competitions has led to a heated debate on the topic.