Semenya loses appeal against testosterone rules

Olympic athlete Caster Semenya has lost her appeal against rules designed to decrease naturally high testosterone levels in some female runners. (May 1)

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From Olympic medals to passport: a sports sale

Beverly Hills auction house Julien’s Auctions prepares to host a sports memorabilia sale, with items like the Olympic torch carried by Muhammad Ali in the 1996 Atlanta Games and a pair of Lionel Messi’s signature cleats.

Poroshenko and Zelensky arrive for presidential debate

Ukrainian presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Volodymyr Zelensky arrive at Kiev’s Olympic stadium for a debate ahead of the presidential runoff. Some 60,000 spectators are expected to attend the first and only policy head-to-head of the campaign. IMAGES of the candidates arriving at the stadium

Sadaf Khadem: Iran’s first official female boxer

24-year-old Iranian Sadaf Khadem has been awarded a boxing licence in France where she currently trains, making her Iran’s first woman to take part in an official boxing match. The Olympic committee is also forcing countries to make sports mixed or face having their male athletes banned from competition, meaning Khadem could one day take part in the Olympics.

French swimming champ sponsors ‘Special Olympics’ athletes

Former Olympic swimming champion Alain Bernard is sponsoring an 85-strong delegation of special needs athletes set to represent France at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, an event expected to welcome 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world on March 14-21.