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Caster Semenya, barred from 800 metres, pursuing Olympic berth as a sprinter

South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya, who is barred from competing in her favourite race and defending her Olympic 800-metre title, is trying to make the Tokyo Summer Games anyway — by switching to the 200.

Olympic champ Wayde van Niekerk back running, hopes to defend title in Tokyo

Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk is competing again after more than two years out with a career-threatening knee injury and is now facing a race against time to be ready to defend his title at the Tokyo Games.

Energy level may be Canada's big challenge entering Rugby World Cup finale

Canada was walloped 63-0 and 66-7 in successive games against New Zealand and South Africa and must find the energy for one last challenge at the Rugby World Cup. The men's squad faces fellow Tier Two team Namibia on Sunday and should win.

Done with track? Semenya signs with South African soccer team

Caster Semenya has signed to play with a South African soccer team, a strong hint that the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion might be ready to give up track and field after a decade-long legal battle with the IAAF.
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Defending 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk won't protect title at worlds

Wayde van Niekerk won't defend his 400-metre title at the world championships because he is still recovering from a serious knee injury sustained while playing a charity tag rugby match in late 2017.

IAAF accused Semenya of running slow to mask hormone levels, documents show

Caster Semenya was accused by the IAAF of intentionally running slowly at times to mask her alleged advantage from elevated natural testosterone, according to recently released court documents. Semenya angrily denied the accusation.

IAAF argued in court that Caster Semenya is 'biologically male'

The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male," and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions.

'IAAF won't drug me:' Caster Semenya appeals testosterone ruling

South African runner Caster Semenya filed an appeal Wednesday against the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field.

South African government says appeal in Caster Semenya case is coming

The South African government says there will be an appeal against the Caster Semenya ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that requires the runner, and other female athletes with high natural testosterone levels, to lower them to be eligible to compete in certain events.

Olympic silver medallist who finished 2nd to Caster Semenya also has testosterone condition

Echoing the argument of Caster Semenya, Francince Niyonsaba says the IAAF's proposed rule forcing some female athletes to lower their natural testosterone levels or be barred from certain events is "discrimination."

Semenya camp lashes out at IAAF president for opening 'old wounds'

Caster Semenya accused IAAF president Sebastian Coe of opening "old wounds" in an interview in an Australian newspaper, where he said the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion and other female athletes with high levels of naturally occurring testosterone were a threat to fairness in women's sport.

Ethiopia, Kenya push back as Diamond League drops 5,000m

The IAAF's decision to drop the 5,000 metres from its Diamond League track and field series has been met with strong resistance from Ethiopia and Kenya, the East African nations whose athletes dominate long-distance events.

Caster Semenya among stranded athletes at African track and field championships

The start of the African track and field championships in Nigeria was delayed Wednesday after hundreds of athletes were stranded at an airport, some for three days when forced to sleep on the floor as they waited for a connecting flight to the host city.

Nigeria captain hid father's abduction, played World Cup match

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel played in a crucial World Cup match against Argentina four hours after being told his father had been kidnapped for ransom back home and would be shot if anyone talked to the police. Mikel decided to hide the news from his teammates and coach so as not to destabilize the team.

Croatia's 'moment of truth' arrives with match vs. Denmark

Impressive in the group stage to win three out of three games, including a 3-0 dismantling of Lionel Messi's Argentina , the Croatians are recognized as serious title contenders. They are also in the supposedly easier half of the knockout stage.