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Simbine sprints out of Bolt’s shadow

With the Jamaican out of the picture, South Africa’s favourite in a new generation of sprinters may just snatch the gold

Van Niekerk to miss 400m world title defence in Qatar

Explaining his decision to skip the September 27-October 6 world championships in Doha, Van Niekerk said he did not want to rush back.

Athletes test their medal mettle

With Caster Semenya out of the running,  can other leading athletes deliver on the nation’s  high expectations?

‘I’m targeted because I’m undefeated’ — Caster

The 28 year-old has been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with the IAAF over rules that force female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels

What we talk about when we talk about Caster Semenya

Semenya's fight tells us much about how the world sees black women, especially as they compete for gold.

Caster Semenya World Champs hopes dashed

The reigning women's 800m champion will not be able to defend her title after a Swiss judge ruled against IAAF regulations being suspended

Caster to appeal CAS ruling

The Olympic gold medallist will appeal the ruling which is set to bar her from participating without artificially reducing her testosterone levels

Why Dutee Chand’s ‘coming out’ is more complicated than it seems

The Indian athlete's brave challenge to gender and caste norms comes at a crucial time for India

Athletics SA appeal Semenya judgment

The next chapter in the prolonged battle to secure the professional future of Caster Semenya is about to be written

Semenya war reaches new impasse

The athletics world will fail to turn unless the IAAF placates a new opponent

​Caster treated like Saartjie Baartman

Last week’s IAAF ruling marks the latest chapter in the poliving of black bodies

Editorial: We stand behind you, Caster

'We have come to expect discrimination from world athletics bodies. Witness the ongoing battle to force Caster Semenya off the track'

Semenya verdict ‘beyond absurd’

The rejection of her appeal flirts with scientific facts, leaving room for ambiguity

Semenya: CAS decision will not hold me back

Caster Semenya says she is undeterred by the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to reject her case against the IAAF.

Semenya ‘made to suffer’, says Indian gender-row sprinter

Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on Thursday said Caster Semenya's court defeat over testosterone rules was 'wrong'

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