In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

Genetics, Gender and Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya competing in the 800m

Mike and Josh explore the curious case of Caster Semenya – a South African athlete whose hyperandrogenism arguably gives her a competitive advantage in the women’s 800m. The IAAF has proposed Semenya receive ‘treatment’ in order to ‘preserve fair and meaningful competition in the female classification’.  Mike wrote a short blog about this story back in 2018, and it’s since moved on to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which is expected to deliver its verdict by the end of March 2019.

[Note: this podcast was recorded before the CAS verdict.]

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