East Coast Breakfast challenges IAAF on Caster Semenya debacle

East Coast Breakfast challenges IAAF on Caster Semenya debacle

The International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) new amended policy governs the eligibility of female athletes with Difference of Sexual Development (DSDs).

Caster Semenya

South Africa's golden girl, Caster Semenya, automatically becomes the centre of attention around the new amendment. The struggle between the IAAF and Semenya started nine years ago when Semenya's medical records were leaked. 

Below is a petition or click (Here) against the new IAAF ruling and in support of Caster Semenya. Let's make a noise about it and promote equality for all! 

However, the new rules claim that women who produce a higher level of testosterone than the so-called norm have an unfair advantage. This would mean that Semenya could be ruled ineligible to compete in her preferred 800m event, or any event under one mile (1600m), from November 1.

We got a chance to chat to Professor Steve Cornelius, who recently resigned from the IAAF’s disciplinary tribunal, after condemning the female classification rules.

Take a listen to his take on the matter:

We agree with Cornelius and only you and I can make a difference! Let's get the word out and share this petition just like how we share diversity and Ubuntu!

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