'Herculean Task' Lies Before South Africa's Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya faces a daunting task in getting the Swiss Federal Tribunal to overturn a verdict by the Court of Arbitration for Sport as the Tribunal has shown deference to the court since its establishment in 1984 and overturned very few cases, writes Ben Akech for Nairobi News. The Court upheld a decision by the International Association of Athletics Federations mandating female athletes with DSD and XY chromosomes wishing to compete in track events from 400m to 1,500m to lower their testosterone level to the normal female range from the male range.

Caster Semenya (file photo).


Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.