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Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by fergie001(m): 11:55pm On Sep 08


Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) to set aside a 2019 Court of Arbitration (CAS) ruling that female athletes with high natural testosterone levels must take medication to reduce it.

But the South African has indicated that she may continue her battle in the European and domestic courts ahead of the Olympics in Tokyo next year, vowing to "fight for human rights".

Semenya approached the tribunal in May last year after CAS, sport's highest court, ruled that the regulations of the sport's governing body World Athletics were necessary for athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) in races ranging from 400 metres to a mile to ensure fair competition.

The tribunal found that subjecting female athletes to drug or surgical interventions as a precondition to compete does not amount to a violation of Swiss public policy.

Testosterone increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance.

Some competitors have said women with higher levels of the hormone have an unfair advantage.

"I am very disappointed by this ruling, but refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am," Semenya said in the statement on Tuesday.

"Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history.

"I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born."

World Athletics welcomed the ruling, which they said vindicates their stance in creating a level playing field for all athletes.

"Throughout this long battle, World Athletics has always maintained that its regulations are lawful and legitimate, and that they represent a fair, necessary and proportionate means of ensuring the rights of all female athletes to participate on fair and equal terms," the governing body said in a statement.

"We are very pleased that the highest court in Switzerland has now joined with the highest court in sport in endorsing World Athletics' arguments."

But Semenya's lawyer, Greg Nott, suggested this was far from the end of the road for his client.

"This setback will not be the end of Caster’s story," he said. "The international team (of lawyers) is considering the judgment and the options to challenge the findings in European and domestic courts."

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Chills my people,A man can change the rules but the very same man can not rule my life,What I'm saying is that I might have failed against them the truth is that I have won this battle long ago,Go back to my achievements then you will understand.Doors might be closed not locked.

Caster Semenya

Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by fergie001(m): 12:26am On Sep 09
This isn't good news for her but hopefully she will get through it.

She has confirmed she will be running the 200s from now onwards.

Let us see how it goes.

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Madibah(m): 8:02am On Sep 09
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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:02am On Sep 09
Semenya has been fighting this battle about her sexuality with these people right from day one.

One day, we believe we will hear the end of this.

What a strong girl!

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by emalek86(m): 8:03am On Sep 09
Is better that way. You can't bring gun to a sword fight. Fair competition with others is better.

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Mac2016(m): 8:03am On Sep 09
Okay
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by thundafire: 8:03am On Sep 09
She can't have a man strength in the congregation of fellow women na haha,that's cheating take dey dose to reduce ur strength to a normal female.

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Enitxt(m): 8:03am On Sep 09
undecided
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Stopfapping: 8:03am On Sep 09
Supported.

In life, don't use tecticles to run an ovary race, it's called cheating

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Tolow95541: 8:04am On Sep 09
Good morning �☀️
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by MzMercie: 8:05am On Sep 09
This case is not an easy one, it is very technical and sensitive.

On the grounds of fair competition with other athletes, she has to reduce the testosterone levels.

On the ground of natural ability, she is free to play, but later, some people can rise up and advocate for athletes with lower testosterone levels to get medications that will increase theirs to her level.


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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Edoi(m): 8:06am On Sep 09
embarassed
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by TheChameleon: 8:06am On Sep 09
angry

That babe might have balls under her skirt.

Make i go zoom her pictures to see if she dey package am undecided

Jokes apart, the accusation is that she's almost a man running against female runners shocked

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by prigoz(m): 8:06am On Sep 09
Pls what does she/he wants, just like saying that female national team to compete with male counterpart, so this case holds no water, she will loose at any court. My simple submission

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by garetz: 8:06am On Sep 09
This is not fair, her condition is natural, she didn't take drugs

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by dexterinc2003: 8:07am On Sep 09
In as much as she was born this way (higher levels of androgens than females should have), hence not her fault.
She has to admit that this is an unfair advantage over other women in the sports.
Any advantage not worked for are clearly against the rules.
In the future, there will be better clear-cut rules for this kind of situations.
Sadly, she might have to continue this battle for a long time, to the benefit of the people who will come after her (in same situation).

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by cruxgemmata(m): 8:07am On Sep 09
They will keep frustrating her coz any which way.

Na Gold she go still win

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Macsjebs(m): 8:07am On Sep 09
Macsjebs:
Wow, but what if it natural, would she because of sport alter her system. Kindly see my signature kiss kiss kiss
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by TheChameleon: 8:07am On Sep 09
angry
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Eriokanmi: 8:07am On Sep 09
Hmmm! Word! "Doors might be closed, not locked". Quote of the day.

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by ForeThinker: 8:07am On Sep 09
It's well
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Matrimonous: 8:07am On Sep 09
Appealing for what?
Just learn to play by the rules. Simple!
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by EmptyGarden(m): 8:08am On Sep 09
My sister you don try. It would have been different if you were white.
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by dalass(f): 8:08am On Sep 09
When this guy was born, he was documented as a boy! He was given a male name... Abi medical people can't tell sex apart ni?

He be cheating females... cool

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by hisgrace090: 8:08am On Sep 09
The game will lost it value if she keep on winning every single competition.
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by emmadejust(m): 8:09am On Sep 09
Why them wan minus her natural God gifts strength because of rules to favours other who have their different kind of strengths

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Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by Chindaibezim: 8:10am On Sep 09
cool
Re: Athletics: Semenya Loses Appeal Against CAS Ruling Over Testosterone Regulations by adioolayi(m): 8:11am On Sep 09
Na she created herself to be so Too bad

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