The end of a long wait: Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will decide on Wednesday if stampingSouth African athlete who wants to annul the rules imposed on female athletes in the nature of a lot of testosterone.
In February, the CAS is based in Lausanne, studied for a week to use the champion against the new rules of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF), requiring women "hyperandrogenism"To bring down with medication, their testosterone levels to participate in international events, 400 miles (1609m).
The highest court in the sport, was first announced that he would take a decision in late March, before the push to the end of April, the parties submitted additional documents.
At the same time, a few days, not only the expected decision of South Africa, but many activists who support the 28-year-old won on Thursday the title of champion of South Africa in 5000, the distance at which he attacked the second time in his car & # 39 ; EASURES.
The triple world champion (2009, 2011, 2017) and double 800m Olympic champion (2012, 2016), make sure that Semenya "undoubtedly woman"And he denounced the rules designed to, in her words, to"slow".
South African champion's lawyers asked for tolerance for athletes with "genetic variability."They believe that the new rules of the International Athletics Federation"Tent wrong and painful way to regulate the sexual characteristics of the female athletes."
For its part, argues that when athletes IAAF to differences of sexual development (DSD) are male testosterone level, you must "The protection of fair competition female" and, therefore, ask the athlete "to reduce their testosterone levels to the international competition."
The South African is not the only athlete who could be affected by these new rules, is suspended pending the decision of CAS: bronze and silver medal in the 800 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi) and Margaret Wambui (Kenya), also faced questions about their level of testosterone.
IAAF estimated that "Delaying (CAS solutions) should not cause damage to the relevant athletes' and & # 39; have revealed the creation of "Special Transitional Provisions" allowing the "Respect the limit of 5 nmol / L, of the week after the publication of the decision" to qualify for the World Championships (September 28 to October 6 in Doha).
In late March, the Human Rights Council of the UN Human criticized the new IAAF rules, giving the unanimous support of South Africa's champion.
In a rare foray into the world of sports, the UN body confirmed in a resolution that the resolution of the IAAF "It may not be compatible with international norms and standards of human rights."
For some scientists, lichen Semenya competition due to its high rate of testosterone exclude basketball, because they are too large.