Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya v IAAF: A ground-breaking gender test case

In the build-up to the 2009 world championships in Berlin, where Semenya went on to win gold in the 800m, the South African had to undergo gender verification testing.

published on : 15th July 2019

Caster Semenya accuses IAAF of using her as 'human guinea pig'

The South African double Olympic 80m champion is locked in a bitter dispute with the IAAF.

published on : 18th June 2019

Caster Semenya denies she refused to run in Rabat, blames event organiser

Semenya was free to run after Switzerland's top court on Wednesday rejected an IAAF request to re-impose rules obliging her to lower her testosterone before competing in certain events.

published on : 16th June 2019

Caster Semenya declines Rabat 800m race

The athlete was contesting a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport which previously found the rules were "discriminatory" but "necessary" to ensure fairness in women's athletics.

published on : 15th June 2019

Semenya: Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF testosterone rules

The IAAF measures were previously approved by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

published on : 3rd June 2019

IAAF verdict on Semenya shake-up call in world of sports  

We are in for a major shake-up in the wake of the ruling of the highest court in sports on Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya.

published on : 5th May 2019

Caster Semenya wins Doha 800m in first race since gender ruling defeat

The South African, a two-time Olympic champion, timed 1min 54.98sec to defeat Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, who clocked 1min 57.75sec and Ajee Wilson of the United States in 1min 58.83sec.

published on : 4th May 2019

Caster Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

The IAAF insisted the rules were essential to preserve a level playing field and ensure that all female athletes can see "a path to success".

published on : 1st May 2019

Caster Semenya row: UN Human Rights Council calls IAAF's new gender rules 'humiliating, harmful'

In a rare intrusion in the world of sport, the United Nations' top rights body has passed a resolution stating that the IAAF may be in breach of international human rights norms and standards.

published on : 23rd March 2019

Caster Semenya takes gender rule challenge to sports court

In response to the report, the IAAF -- stressing it was referring in general terms, not to Semenya in particular -- denied it intended to classify any DSD athlete as male. 

published on : 18th February 2019

Caster Semenya says she is 'unquestionably a woman'

Supported by the South African Athletics Federation, the two-time Olympic champion in the 800m (2012, 2016) and three-time world champion (2009, 2011, 2017) has denounced the proposals.

published on : 15th February 2019