IAAF bids to overturn Swiss court ruling on Semenya

IAAF bids to overturn Swiss court ruling on Semenya

Athletics world governing body the IAAF will bid to quickly overturn the court order which means Caster Semenya can temporarily continue to compete in the 800 metres without taking hormone-suppressing drugs.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) has ordered the IAAF to suspend the implementation of its controversial eligibility regulations for the South African while her appeal against them is pending.

The double Olympic 800m champion had appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling which approved the introduction by the IAAF of a new testosterone limit for female athletes who want to compete internationally between 400m and a mile.

The IAAF said the order applied only to Semenya and did not cover any other athletes with so-called Disorders of sex development (DSD).

It said in a statement on Tuesday: "The IAAF will seek a swift reversion of the superprovisional order moving forwards so that the DSD regulations apply to all affected athletes in order (among other things) to avoid serious confusion amongst athletes and event organisers and to protect the integrity of the sport.


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