IAAF RESPONSE TO SWISS FEDERAL TRIBUNAL'S DECISION

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We have posted both the Swiss Federal Tribunal decision to revoke the Super-Provisional Order 31 May 2019 after hearing the IAAF arguments and IAAF response to the decision. What does it mean? Caster Semenya will not be permitted to compete in IAAF events per DSD Regulations. How will she react? I am not sure, but we will keep you informed.

Semenya_CasterFH-PreC19.jpgCaster Semenya, photo by PhotoRun.net

The IAAF welcomes the Swiss Federal Tribunal's decision today to revoke its Super-Provisional Order of 31 May 2019 after hearing the IAAF's arguments. This decision creates much needed parity and clarity for all athletes as they prepare for the World Championships in Doha this September. In the remainder of the proceedings before the SFT, the IAAF will maintain its position that there are some contexts, sport being one of them, where biology has to trump gender identity, which is why the IAAF believes (and the CAS agreed) that the DSD Regulations are a necessary, reasonable and proportionate means of protecting fair and meaningful competition in elite female athletics.

Swiss Federal Tribunal decision: https://www.bger.ch/files/live/sites/bger/files/pdf/en/4A_248_2019_yyyy_mm_dd_T_e_09_54_21.pdf

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