IAAF denies it will tell court athletes like South African should be classed as male


Athletics’ governing body has denied it will tell a court female athletes with high testosterone levels like Caster Semenya should be classified as male.

World and Olympic 800m champion Semenya is challenging a proposed IAAF rule that aims to restrict the levels of testosterone in female runners.

The case will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) next week.

The Times reported that IAAF lawyers will say Semenya is a “biological male” as well as classifed as female.