Cameroon/June 5, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/134 views /Cameroon Semenya: IAAF to fight Swiss court testosterone ruling – Journal du Camerounshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Published on 05.06.2019 at 03h54 by AFP The IAAF said Tuesday it will fight a Swiss court decision to suspend its rules obliging athletes, including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete in certain events. Switzerland’s highest court on Monday temporarily suspended the IAAF rules following an appeal by Semenya, the South African who won the women’s 800 metres at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. ALSO READ Israeli spacecraft crashes during moon landing: mission control - Journal du CamerounThe athlete was contesting a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport which previously found that the rules were “discriminatory” but “necessary” to ensure fairness in women’s athletics. “The IAAF will continue to fight for equal rights and opportunities for all women and girls in our sport today and in the future,” the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said in a statement, adding that it was committed to the “full participation of women” in athletics. ALSO READ Trump tees up Japan summit with Abe golf match - Journal du CamerounIt said it would “seek a swift reversion of the super-provisional order moving forwards”. The IAAF and Semenya’s legal team must now make further submissions to the court, which will decide on whether to order a longer suspension of the measures. The rules require women with higher than normal male hormone levels, a condition known as hyperandrogenism, to lower the amount of testosterone in their bodies artificially if they are to compete in races over distances of 400m to the mile. ALSO READ Trump, Kim exchanged 12 letters: S. Korea minister - Journal du CamerounSemenya has confirmed that she will take part in the rarely-run distance of 2,000 metres at a meeting in Montreuil in the Paris suburbs on June 11. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Cameroon share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleStakeholders slam SEC over Oando – The Nation Newspapernext articleBritish visit Easter Island to discuss returning sacred monolith – Journal du CamerounRelated PostsCameroon/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Venezuela says it thwarted ‘coup’ bid – Journal du Cameroun450 shares Cameroon/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Japan faces critics, conflict on environment issues at G20 – Journal du CamerounFake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang – Journal du CamerounTrump, Kim exchanged 12 letters: S. Korea minister – Journal du CamerounSelfies and the self: what they say about us and society – Journal du CamerounFrom Rio to Rome, a battle for selfie supremacy – Journal du CamerounCameroonians abroad warned off violent demo during Biya trip – CameroonOnline.orgGreenpeace sounds alarm over shark overfishing in North Atlantic – Journal du CamerounMorocco coach Renard hopes to torment Ivory Coast again – Journal du CamerounAustralian student feared detained in North Korea – Journal du Cameroun Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.