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SA Medical Association backs Caster

PARLIAMENT, February 28 – The South African Medical Association (Sama) on Thursday threw its weight behind double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya, urging the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to change its stance. “We support Ms Semenya in this legal battle and look forward to a successful outcome for her. We urge the IAAF […]

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IAAF delays gender rules after ASA and Semenya challenge

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday announced it had delayed its implementation of testosterone suppression in female athletes from November 1 to March next year. This comes after the IAAF was challenged by Athletics SA (ASA) and SA 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya over the legality of the […]

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ASA and IAAF look to Court of Arbitration for Sport for decision

LONDON, England, June 27  – At a meeting on Tuesday in London between the IAAF and Athletics SA (ASA), both organisations discussed their opposing positions on the IAAF’s new Eligibility Regulations for Female Classification (athletes with differences of sexual development) (DSD). President of Athletics SA, Aleck Skhosana stressed that the Federation and the South African […]

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ANC slams IAAF’s new testosterone regulations

PRETORIA, April 26 – The new set of regulations announced by the International Association of Athletes Federation’s (IAAF) which will force athletes including South Africa’s champion Caster Semenya to take daily testosterone-lowering medication is an effort to use sport to discriminate and exclude others, South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday. “The […]