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Making Caster Semenya take medication to artificially reduce her testosterone levels seems like a very mean, and highly questionable, attempt to force an athlete off the podium

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

5th May, 2019
Caster Semenya, who was born female with atypically raised testosterone levels, must burden her body with suppressants to do the work that she loves Pic: Getty

Who’s scared of a little competition in their lives? The short answer – at least when it comes to professional athletes in track and field events – appears to be everyone. As athletics fans will already know, it was announced earlier this week that Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has lost her landmark discrimination case against athletics’ governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation, which means she will have to take medication to reduce...

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