How the con­tro­versy un­folded

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Rugby Union - By Ben Bloom

Au­gust 2009

Caster Se­menya bursts onto the global stage aged 18 after win­ning world 800m gold (be­low) hours after news leaked that the IAAF had con­ducted a gen­der ver­i­fi­ca­tion test on the South African.

Septem­ber 2009

Se­menya’s coach resigns, cit­ing a fail­ure to pro­tect his ath­lete. Ath­let­ics South Africa pres­i­dent Leonard Chuene ad­mits he lied about Se­menya be­ing sub­jected to gen­der test­ing.

March 2010

Hav­ing turned up to a track meet in Stel­len­bosch, South Africa, Se­menya is turned away as the IAAF has not yet re­leased its find­ings of her gen­der test. Her sus­pen­sion is lifted in July.

April 2011 July 2015

In­dian sprinter Du­tee Chand (be­low) wins her case at the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport, re­sult­ing in the sus­pen­sion of the IAAF’s hy­per­an­dro­genism reg­u­la­tions pend­ing fur­ther sci­en­tific ev­i­dence.

April 2018

The IAAF con­firms its up­dated el­i­gi­bil­ity reg­u­la­tions only for events from 400m to the mile. Women af­fected are deemed ath­letes with “Dif­fer­ences of Sex­ual Devel­op­ment” (DSD).

June 2018

Se­menya de­cides to chal­lenge the IAAF rules, tak­ing her case to CAS. Ath­let­ics’ world gov­ern­ing body con­firms it will de­lay its im­ple­men­ta­tion of the rules, pend­ing the CAS ver­dict.

March 2019

CAS puts its rul­ing back to late April, hav­ing been un­able to hit its orig­i­nal March dead­line. The IAAF says it still hopes to have them in place for this year’s World Cham­pi­onships in Doha, Qatar.

The IAAF an­nounces new el­i­gi­bil­ity rules forc­ing women with hy­per­an­dro­genism (ex­cess lev­els of testos­terone) to take testos­terone-low­er­ing med­i­ca­tion.

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