The IAAF said on Monday that it will maintain its ban on Russian athletes over doping that it imposed in 2015, following a council meeting of top officials in Qatar.
Kenya hosts the world junior athletics championships in just over a year, hoping to showcase its future stars and the potential the country has to stage international athletics competitions.
South Africa’s sports minister accused the IAAF on Thursday of seeking to violate women’s bodies as she visited Switzerland to back Caster Semenya’s fight against proposals to restrict female athletes’ testosterone levels.
Research evidence is available that suggests that higher testosterone levels don’t provide an advantage in races longer than 400m.
Tit-for-tat as the 28-year-old’s legal representatives follow the example of the IAAF, who announced their list on Monday.
Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya of South Africa went to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday to challenge proposed rules that could force her to lower her testosterone levels.

Navratilova backs Semenya ahead of IAAF gender rule hearing

Tennis great Martina Navratilova has come to the defence of Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya ahead of next week’s landmark hearing on proposed rules that aim to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes.

Coe expects ‘full house’ at Qatar worlds despite Gulf crisis

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe told AFP on Thursday that he expects a “full house” of countries to compete at this year’s world championships in Qatar despite the ongoing Gulf blockade.

On your marks, get set, cheat: dozens take shortcut at China marathon

More than a dozen had fake bib numbers and three ran in someone else’s place, but most were guilty of cutting corners.

Semenya controversially snubbed for top IAAF award

It seems her challenge of the governing body’s new gender rules in court has counted against her.

Lebron James flies to Berlin to support Caster Semenya

Basketball star carves time out of his schedule to watch SA athlete’s record-breaking performance.

Shoe company to design special footwear for India’s 12-toed champion

Barman comes from an impoverished family in the West Bengal city of Jalpaiguri and her plight has touched the nation.

Annoyed SA athletes arrive to chaos

While the majority of the 78-member SA team left Joburg for the African Athletics Champs on Saturday, they were stuck in Lagos for three days.

Olympic medal propels female Egyptian weightlifting boom

Her sinews stretched above the neckline of a long-sleeved training top, 20-year-old Egyptian Sara Samir propels a barbell with more than 90 kilos above her head, before the weights smash back to earth.

Elite peer, ASA back Caster but other champs turn back on her

Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi says any rule restricting hyperandrogenic athletes should be applied to all disciplines.

Indian sprinter blasts ‘wrong’ testosterone ruling

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand said track and field’s new rules on women’s testosterone levels were ‘wrong’ and offered legal help to Olympic champion Caster Semenya to help her fight back.

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women’s race in warm conditions.

Life after Bolt: new-look Jamaica fail Commonwealth test

As sprint legend Usain Bolt partied into the early hours and hung out with movie stars at the Commonwealth Games, it wasn’t so much fun for the Jamaica track team he left behind.

Organisers slam photo-snapping fans after marathon collapse

Commonwealth Games organisers slammed bystanders for taking pictures of stricken runner Callum Hawkins after his dramatic collapse while leading the marathon on Sunday.

Two Koreas march apart as Winter Olympics close

The two Koreas marched behind their own flags and Russia looked forward to a quick end to its ban over mass doping as the curtain fell on the engrossing Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday.


 


 

 


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