Jul 12

Caster Semenya gets to fight on

Europe’s top human rights court has ruled in favour of Olympic champion Caster Semenya, saying courts in Switzerland should give her a new chance to fight a requirement that female athletes with naturally high testosterone take drugs to lower it. Al Jazeera reports that the court ruled, by a slender majority of four votes to three, that Semenya’s original appeal against World Athletics regulations had not been properly heard. World Athletics insists though that it stands by its rules, which will remain in place for now.