Organisers of Sunday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat in Morocco, have made a u-turn and extended an invitation to South Africa’s 800 metres Olympic Games gold medallist and World Champion, Caster Semenya.
World Athletics and Olympic 800m champion, Caster Semenya says she wants answers on why she has been denied entry into Sunday’s IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat in Morocco.
Caster Semenya has been denied participation in her favoured 800 metres race in Morocco, the athlete said on Thursday, despite Switzerland’s highest court rejecting an IAAF request for eligibility regulations to be reimposed on the South African.
Prof Steve Cornelius, Head of the Department of Private Law at the University of Pretoria and former member of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Disciplinary Tribunal says white supremacy is appearing again in athletics.
Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been included in South Africa’s preliminary team for this year’s world championships in Doha, though it is dependent on the outcome of her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.