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The IAAF says it will fight a Swiss court decision to suspend its rules obliging athletes to lower their testosterone levels.
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2 000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs in June.
Athletics South Africa will appeal the court decision forcing Caster Semenya to take medication to lower her natural levels of testosterone.
IOC President Thomas Bach said he has "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya after the star SA runner lost her appeal in a landmark case against track and field's governing body.
SA sporting stars, not just from the athletics world, have taken to social media to rally behind Caster Semenya after she lost her appeal against the IAAF.
Caster Semenya has taken to Twitter for a second time after losing her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.
Caster Semenya says the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport to maintain IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels will not hold her back.
The IAAF has expressed its gratitude to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for its "detailed and prompt response to the challenge made to its eligibility regulations".
Caster Semenya's team has hit out at IAAF boss Sebastian Coe, accusing him of "opening old wounds".
The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution tabled by South Africa to defend Caster Semenya's rights to participate in sport.
Caster Semenya will appeal the ruling by CAS which ruled in favour of the IAAF and their right to have female athletes regulate their testosterone levels.
CAS has stirred up emotions over its decision to uphold the IAAF's ruling forcing Caster Semenya to take medication to reduce her testosterone levels.
Caster Semenya is ready to sacrifice her 800m world title to instead mount a legal fight against the landmark ruling on testosterone-reducing drugs.
After Caster Semenya lost her legal challenge, the IAAF's rule regulating testosterone levels for women athletes will come into effect on May 8.
Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand says Caster Semenya's court defeat over testosterone rules is "wrong".
Athletics SA says it is "disappointed and shocked" at the news that Caster Semenya would be forced to regulate her testosterone levels.
South Africa's athletics star Caster Semenya has lost her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners.
Wayde van Niekerk has backed fellow Olympic gold medallist Caster Semenya in her battle with the IAAF over female eligibility rules.
South African double Olympic champion Caster Semenya is hopeful that the Court of Arbitration for Sport will declare the IAAF's case "invalid".
Barring Caster Semenya due to naturally high testosterone levels would be like excluding basketball players because they are too tall, experts commented.
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