The Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) is expected to announce its decision at noon on Wednesday on the validity of the IAAF’s planned new rules for women running events between 400 and 1 500 metres.
South Africa’s 800 metres Olympic and World champion, Caster Semenya, will hear the outcome of her appeal against the IAAF’s new regulations to limit her testosterone levels on the 1st of May.
Minister of Sport and Recreation Thokozile Xasa has re-asserted her support for the World and Olympic champion Caster Semenya.
Caster Semenya won the South African 5 000m title on Thursday but refused to discuss next week’s ruling on whether or not athletes’ testosterone levels should be regulated in a landmark case which could seriously impact her career.
The South African Society of Psychiatrists (Sasop) says the proposed rule by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) to medically suppress testosterone levels of some female athletes is unethical and a violation of human rights.