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Caster Semenya has received the support of three global organisations that promote women’s sport. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/Afp/Getty Images

• Women’s sport organisations say rules are ‘discriminatory’
• Semenya to appeal against testosterone limit for female athletes

Read more: Pressure mounts on IAAF as criticism of Caster Semenya ruling grows

My dad, Hendrickson, had his second stroke just before Easter. He used to be a taxi driver, but now, as a result of this stroke, he can’t work.


IOC President Thomas Bach as admitted he has "a lot of sympathy" for double Olympic 800 metres gold medallist Caster Semenya ©Getty Images

Thomas Bach today admitted he had "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya and revealed that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would study the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision which means new eligibility regulations for the female classification for athletes with differences of sex development can now be introduced.

Read more: Semenya decision to be studied by IOC working group as Bach admits he has "a lot of sympathy" for...

‘The IAAF’s approach has plunged the sport into a quandary.’ Caster Semenya at an athletics meet in Johannesburg, April 2019. Photograph: Roger Sedres/AP

As a female athlete, I thought high testosterone was a problem. Now I realise this is an outdated and indefensible position

Read more: I was sore about losing to Caster Semenya. But this decision against her is wrong

Caster Semenya competes in the athletics women's 1500m final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 10, 2018.

Ann Peel competed for Canada in the racewalk for more than 15 years, winning medals internationally. She founded Athletes CAN with a group of like-minded athletes, was the vice-chair of Athletics Canada, the first executive director of Right to Play, and created several community sport initiatives over the years.

Read more: The debate in sports over the definition of womanhood is paternalistic – and hypocritical

American Lauryn Williams, a four-time Olympian, with T&T Olympic Committee president Brian Lewis at Olympic House on Abercromby Street, Port-of-Spain, yesterday ahead of the three-time Olympic medallist’s discussion on her athletic career and life thereafter.

Lau­ryn Williams breathed a new life in­to the con­fer­ence room at the T&T Olympic Com­mit­tee (TTOC) House on Aber­crom­by Street in Port-of-Spain yes­ter­day as she did on the track in win­ning a num­ber of Olympic medals.

Read more: Williams: "Hard work knows no limits"

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