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Caster Semenya LOSES appeal in Swiss Federal Supreme Court over restriction of testosterone levels in female athletes

Caster Semenya will be unable to defend her 800m Olympic title next year after losing her appeal to Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court against testosterone regulations in female runners.

Under rules introduced by World Athletics, and supported by the Court of Arbitration for Sport last year, athletes with 'differences of sexual development' (DSD) are not allowed to compete between 400m and a mile without taking testosterone-reducing drugs.
South Africa's two-time 800m Olympic champion Semenya has been pushing through the courts to overturn the ruling but is now unlikely to run at the Tokyo Games unless she qualifies in the 200m.
Semenya said: 'I am very disappointed. I refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am
'Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history.'
Semenya, who was assigned the female gender at birth and was raised female, is actually believed to be intersex due a genetic condition which means she has both X and Y chromosomes, a trait usually found in men

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