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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

‘Fox and Friends’ called Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya ‘transgender.’ She’s not.

‘Fox and Friends’ called Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya ‘transgender.’ She’s not. Semenya, 28, is believed to have a condition that causes her body to produce testosterone at levels much higher than most women. Fox apologized on Thursday, saying it regretted the error.

Many ordinary South Africans also see Semenya as a victim of discrimination. The South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya is considering an appeal after losing her landmark legal case against athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, in a decision that could end her career as an elite

Mokgadi Caster Semenya OIB (born 7 January 1991) is a South African middle-distance runner and 2016 Olympic gold medalist. Semenya won gold in the women's 800 metres at the 2009 World

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 loses appeal against IAAF testosterone rules

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

The South African government has called on the world to fight what it calls a "gross violation of human rights law" against the country's female Olympic champion Caster Semenya . The government says Semenya has been targeted by the International Association of Athletics Federations, which is

GL further urges the South African government , which has so far been conspicuous for its silence on the adverse court ruling, to support Semenya in this appeal . "At stake is far more than a brilliant athlete and her career," said GL CEO Colleen Lowe Morna. "At stake are all the values that South Africa is

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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