IAAF gets a new brand identity

June 9th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

After one final world championships under the IAAF banner, the organization will be known as World Athletics


Testosterone rule suspended, Semenya can race 800m

June 3rd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Semenya will now likely compete in the 800m at the world championships in September


Caster Semenya appeals CAS testosterone decision

May 29th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

As expected, Semenya’s team has filed an appeal to the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland


The Shakeout Podcast: Caster Semenya: Testosterone, the IAAF and the fight to run (Part 1)

May 28th, 2019 by Kate Van Buskirk | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Last month, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) released a verdict that has become one of the most hotly debated rulings in sport history. At the centre of this decision is one woman: […]


Semenya testosterone ruling to be appealed

May 13th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Athletics South Africa is appealing the CAS’s decision against Caster Semenya


What’s next for Caster Semenya?

May 9th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Here are the options the 800m champion may be considering, now that the IAAF testosterone rule is in effect


Caster Semenya will race 800m on Friday in Doha

May 2nd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

It could be the last time the two-time Olympic gold medallist and three-time world champion races this distance if she declines to take medication to lower her testosterone in accordance with the IAAF’s new rule, recently upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport


Caster Semenya and testosterone: did the CAS get it right?

May 1st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

CAS’s decision to uphold the IAAF’s testosterone rule for female athletes comes with a number of caveats


Caster Semenya loses appeal on testosterone

May 1st, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The CAS agreed with Semenya’s team that the IAAF policy is discriminatory, but decided the discrimination is “necessary, legal and proportionate” under the circumstances


Is Caster Semenya resigned to racing 5,000m?

April 30th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The South African 800m Olympic double gold medallist, whose ongoing battle with the IAAF over her hormone levels will be decided tomorrow, won a 5,000m race last week


Diamond League drops 5,000m

March 11th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Why the 5,000m will no longer be run on the Diamond League circuit


The problem with the 2020 Olympic qualification system

March 11th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

These Olympic standards are no joke. Here’s a breakdown of what this means for the sport of track and field