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IAAF says Semenya to be classed as ‘biological male’

The IAAF is to argue that Olympic women's 800m champion Caster Semenya should be classified as a "biological male" and forced to take testosterone suppressants if she is to compete in women's competition, according to reports Wednesday.Ahead of a...

Ethiopian runner who made Rio Olympics protest returns

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution.Feyisa Lilesa’s return from the United States...

Kenya’s Kipchoge smash world record in Berlin marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record by clocking a time of two hours one minute 39 seconds in Berlin.The 33-year-old took nearly one minute 20 seconds off the previous best, which was set by compatriot Dennis Kimetto...

Caster Semenya to challenge new IAAF ‘female classification’ rule

South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya will challenge a female classification rule imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) at sport’s highest court, her lawyers said on Monday. The double Olympic and triple world 800 meters champion faces...

Britain to work with Kenya on anti-doping

Britain's anti-doping agency (UKAD) is to help train its counterpart in east African track powerhouse Kenya for a year, it announced Tuesday. A five-strong team is in Nairobi to start training Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) staff, mirroring the work...

Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with visas

Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games must give themselves up or face being deported. Eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a...

South Africa’s Semenya on spotlight again after new IAAF rule

Athletics’ new hyperandrogenism rule announced on Thursday has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya’s intimate details, which the middle-distance athlete has previously said caused her great distress and embarrassment. The double Olympic and triple world 800 meters...

5 Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday. Three weightlifters and two boxers have not been seen since Tuesday, triggering suspicion they had fled with no intention of returning home....

S. African police investigate attempt on triathlete life after chainsaw attack

KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating the attempted murder of a Durban triathlete, who was severely injured after three men used a chainsaw to try to saw off his legs. Mhlengi Gwala, 26, had been training near the University of KwaZulu-Natal at...

Mo Farah claims racially harassed at Munich airport

Mo Farah has claimed he was racially harassed while travelling through Munich airport in Germany. The four-time Olympic champion left the UK for Ethiopia on Monday to complete his final training block ahead of next month’s London Marathon. His journey took...
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