Sports’ future in balance as Caster Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

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Sports’ future in balance as Caster Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

Five-day hearing is among longest ever heard by sports court
South Africa’s runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally.

Sports’ future in balance as Caster Semenya-IAAF showdown opens

South Africa’s runner Caster Semenya, current 800-meter Olympic gold medalist and world champion, arrives for the first day of her hearing at the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday. Semenya has filed an appeal in the CAS against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruling, forcing female runners to medicate to reduce their testosterone levels for six months before racing internationally.
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