If the South African athlete Caster Semenya will participate in running races in the women, they must be on medication for her testosterone levels to decrease. That considers the International Court of arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.
The South African athlete Caster Semenya (1991) had filed a lawsuit at the International Court of arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. The olympic champion had to of the International athletics federation (IAAF) on medication that her testosterone levels do drop, otherwise they cannot take part in games for women.
Against it went Semenya in appeal. Semenya has hyperandrogenisme, making them naturally high testosterone levels. Itself she says that she ” undoubtedly a woman’. Semenya took the decision of the IAAF discriminatory, unfair and potentially harmful to her health.
The Court of arbitration in a long-awaited decision, the IAAF in the same, which is to say, then Semenya should continue on medication to keep her testosterone levels go down. According to the Court, the rules of the IAAF needed to create a fair competition between the athletes to maintain. The new IAAF rules would apply for athletes active in distances from the 400 meters to the mile. The regulation was originally on 1 november 2018 to go into effect, but that was delayed as long as the procedure for the BAG was.
The BAG gave in his motivation that the curtailments a certain constitutes discrimination, but that that ‘necessary’ is. “The majority of the BAG panel was of the opinion that, on the basis of the evidence that the various parties to it, a similar discrimination is necessary to protect the integrity of athletes, to keep the distances in question’, it sounds.
Semenya pulled out in 2012 and 2016 olympic gold in the 800 metres and was in that discipline a few times world Champion.