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South Africans Angry At New IAAF Rules Targeting Caster Semenya

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africans reacted with dissatisfaction on Wednesday after the the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed an appeal by Olympic 800-metres champion Caster Semenya against the introduction of regulations to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes.

Can’t Beat Em’? Ban Em’: More African Athletes Targeted By New...

AFRICANGLOBE - Plans to classify female athletes by their testosterone levels “contravene international human rights” says the United Nations Human Rights Council. Olympic 800m champion Castor Semenya, 28, is challenging the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) over its bid to restrict levels of testosterone in female runners. The UN called the plans “unnecessary, humiliating and harmful”.

IAAF To Do Away With Races That Africans Dominate

AFRICANGOBE - Kenyan athletics chiefs said on Thursday they would oppose the decision by the sport's world governing IAAF to cut the 5,000m and 10,000m from the lucrative Diamond League circuit. Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said it was "totally unfair" to drop the two events, in which African athletes have traditionally done very well.