IAAF and the Caster Semenya Ruling

On Friday South African born gold medallist Caster Semenya won the 800 meters at the Doha Diamond League meet. Her win came two days after she lost her case against the International Association for Athletics Federation’s bid to change its rules for female athletes who have higher testosterone levels who compete in the 800 to 1500m events. The rules are to take effect on Wednesday 8th May – meaning if Semenya wants to continue competing on an international stage she will have to take medication to lower her testosterone levels. Now the 28year old has not minced her words and said she would not be taking any medication.

We are joined in studio by:

Shanti Bartlett, an Academic Associate at the University of Pretoria Law Faculty in the Department of Private Law

Professor Katrina Karkazis, a Senior visiting fellow at the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale University

Dr Mwangi Francis Mundia is a lecturer and chairman at Kenyatta University in Nairobi Kenya