Mandatory sex testing at the Olympics might have stopped in the 1990s, but the policing of high performance female athletes’ bodies is still ongoing.
Athletes can have a ban reduced from four to two years if they can establish an anti-doping rule violation was not intentional. This is the key point in Jack’s case.
If the Semenya ruling by the Court for Arbitration in Sport remains unchallenged, this way of thinking and behaving might filter into the International Olympic Committee
The great South African runner Caster Semenya may have competed in her last 800-metre race. She has been demonized for more than a decade, like many other female athletes before her.
Sport is a special domain, but it is not immune from the law and human rights. We’re yet to see if the United Nations Human Rights Council will take steps following a new ruling on testosterone.
Doping scandals have dominated the build-up to the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has upheld its ban on the Russian Athletic Federation from competing in the Rio 2016 Olympics.
After saying he was ‘deeply suspicious’, a judge cleared a man of child pornography offences. We need to understand the standard of proof to make sense of verdicts, including AFL rulings on doping.