Britain's hurdles champion Callum Priestley tests positive

Britain’s Callum Priestley has been provisionally suspended from all competition and UK Athletics’ World Class Performance Programme following an anti-doping violation. Sprint hurdler Priestley, 21, has been suspended under IAAF rules after analysis of his B sample indicated the presence of the asthma drug clenbuterol. The suspension follows an out-of-competition test in South Africa in […]

Diack: South African co-operation needed over Semenya

Copenhagen – The ruling athletics body IAAF is still examining the results of Caster Semenya’s gender test and has called for co-operation from the 800 metres world champion’s home country of South Africa. ‘The case is still pending,’ IAAF president Lamine Diack told German Press Agency dpa on Sunday at the International Olympic Committee congress […]

Rights group takes up Semenya race issue

A civil rights organisation has laid a charge at the world’s governing body of athletics against the president of Athletics South Africa (ASA) for inciting racial polarisation over athlete Caster Semenya. Afriforum chief executive Kallie Kriel said he had laid a charge against Leonard Chuene at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). "Chuene’s polarising […]

Caster Semenya is being treated unfairly

In South Africa, an 18-year-old who was recently victorious at the world track and field championships in Berlin has come under heavy scrutiny. The International Amateur Athletic Federation asked that nation’s athletic federation to conduct a gender test on the young star, Caster Semenya, whose blistering time of 1:55.45 in the 800 meters bested the […]

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