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SportsSouth African government to appeal Caster Semenya case

17:08  13 may  2019
17:08  13 may  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules

Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules Semenya loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules

South Africa ’s track federation will appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling, the country’s sports ministry said Monday. The government ministry said two of the three judges who heard the case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport were “conflicted,” facts were ignored and track and field’s governing body

South Africa 's track federation will appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling, the country's sports ministry said Monday. ASA and Semenya could have a case if CAS judges ignored strong scientific evidence disputing how much advantage the South African runner gets from her high natural

South African government to appeal Caster Semenya case © Francois Nel/Getty Images South Africa's Caster Semenya won the women's 800-metre race at the Diamond League event in Doha, Qatar on Friday. The meet was the last one before new testosterone rules designed to limit athletes like Semenya with "intersex" conditions take effect.

The South African government says there will be an appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling.

The sports ministry says Athletics South Africa, the country's track and field body, will appeal the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Athletics South Africa was one of two parties alongside Semenya to challenge the IAAF's testosterone regulations at the Swiss-based sports court. ASA declined to comment on a possible appeal and Semenya's lawyers have not announced an appeal.

Semenya's case reflects broader dilemmas facing sports world

Semenya's case reflects broader dilemmas facing sports world NEW YORK — Caster Semenya's running career, jarred by an adverse court ruling on Wednesday, is unique in virtually all its details. Yet the dilemmas she has posed for the track-and-field establishment reflect how vast segments of the sports world are now wrestling with issues related to intersex and transgender athletes. The essence of the dilemma: How to minimize or eliminate discrimination while simultaneously ensuring that competitions are as fair as possible. The challenges faced by Olympic champion Semenya — a South African woman who reportedly has some intersex traits — differ in key respects from those confronting transgender women.

The South African government says there will be an appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling. The IAAF won the CAS case and last week rules came into effect requiring Semenya and other female athletes with high levels of natural testosterone to lower them to be eligible to compete in certain events.

The South African government says there will be an appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that requires the runner, and other female athletes with high natural testosterone levels, to lower them to be eligible to compete in certain events.

The IAAF won the CAS case and last week rules came into effect requiring Semenya and other female athletes with high levels of natural testosterone to lower them to be eligible to compete in certain events.

The sports ministry says two of the CAS judges were "conflicted" and the judgment ignored "facts."

Parties can appeal a CAS decision on a very limited number of grounds. An appeal would be heard by the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

Earlier this month at the first Diamond League event of the season — and the last before new testosterone rules takes effect — the Semenya dominated her competition in winning the women's 800 metres in Doha.

WATCH | Caster Semenya captures the women's 800 metres:

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