UN pledges support for Caster Semenya

South Africans have rallied behind Caster Semenya as she fights proposed rules that could force her to take testosterone suppressants. Fans and other athletes are calling the new regulations discriminatory. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The United Nations Human Rights Council is throwing its weight behind Caster Semenya.

The UN adopted a resolution, tabled by South Africa, to defend Semenya's rights to participate in sports.

WATCH: Caster Semenya's big battle

Semenya and Athletics South Africa are locked in a battle with the IAAF over the athletics body's new testosterone regulations for female athletes.

These require women with elevated testosterone, competing in events from the 400m to the mile to decrease those levels in order to compete in IAAF-recognised competitions.

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The Court of Arbitration for Sport, which is hearing the matter has postponed its decision until the end of April.

The court says both parties have submitted extra documents and have agreed to delay a decision to the end of next month.


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