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'The IAAF is forcing healthy athletes such as Caster Semenya into patients'

28 May 2019 5:24 PM
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Private law professor Steve Cornelius says now people have to undergo medical treatment for which there is no defined protocol.

Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2000m in a meeting held in Paris on 11 June.

This will be the first race since she lost an appeal against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules governing testosterone levels in women athletes, which came into effect on May 8.

Speaking to Joanne Joseph on the Afternoon Drive Show, University of Pretoria's professor of private law Steven Cornelius says how the IAAF has dealt with Semenya raises serious legal and ethical concerns.

Her right to human dignity has been trampled on since the first day she stepped on an international track. There is no regard for human dignity for these athletes.

Professor Steven Cornelius, Professor of Private Law - University of Pretoria

READ: SA lawyer Steven Cornelius sends damning resignation letter to IAAF

It is compelling healthy athletes who have no medical issues to now undergo medical treatment for which there is no defined protocol. We don't know the level of the treatment, we don't know anything about what is supposed to be done.

Professor Steven Cornelius, Professor of Private Law - University of Pretoria

We are changing healthy people into patients by doing this.

Professor Steven Cornelius, Professor of Private Law - University of Pretoria

Listen to the full interview below...


This article first appeared on 702 : 'The IAAF is forcing healthy athletes such as Caster Semenya into patients'


28 May 2019 5:24 PM
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