Courtney (winter_lace) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Courtney
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Caster Semenya appeal against IAAF standards begins.



- Two time Olympic gold medalist from South Africa
- Caster Semenya is NOT trans
- Stand off between herself and IAAF in regards to issues of gender and hormones in sport
- IAAF has proposed eligibility rules for athletes with hyperandrogenism, a condition in which a woman may have high levels of testosterone
- Five day hearing at the Court of Arbitration of Sport, the longest the Court has heard
- The South African minister for Sport, Tokozile Xasa released a statement saying, "Women's bodies, their wellbeing, their ability to earn a livelihood, their very identity, their privacy and sense of safety and belonging in this world, are being questioned."

Source
wiki on Caster Semenya here
wiki on hyperandrogenism here
Tags: olympics, sports / athletes
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