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Strasbourg Court says athlete Caster Semenya was discriminated against

South African athlete Caster Semenya.

South African athlete Caster Semenya.

The European Court of Strasbourg ruled this Tuesday in favor of the South African athlete Caster Semenyawho considered herself discriminated against as a woman after the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) denied her participation in certain women’s events for having a very high testosterone level.

In their ruling, the European judges formally condemn Switzerland, which is where the Sports Arbitration Court (TAS), that he had rejected the arbitration that Semenya requested so that he would not be required to undergo a hormonal treatment that would reduce his testosterone level below the threshold that the IAAF had set for him as a condition to allow him to compete.


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