Eligibility rule keeps transgender runner out of trials
Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at U.S. Olympic trials because Telfer has not met the conditions World Athletics established in its eligibility regulations for certain women’s events.
Tokyo Olympic head says Bach visit to Japan could be 'tough'
The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says it would be “quite tough” for IOC President Thomas Bach to make a planned visit this month to Japan with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31.
Semenya taking case to European Court of Human Rights
The South African's lawyers said there's been a “violation of her rights” and wants the human rights court to examine the rules. That second case will be central to her appeal to the European Court of Human Rights. Ad“I hope the European court will put an end to the longstanding human rights violations by World Athletics against women athletes," Semenya said in a statement. It's unclear if the human rights court would be able to hear Semenya's case before the delayed Tokyo Olympics, which might be Semenya's last. Previous sports cases that have gone to the European Court of Human Rights have taken years to be decided.
Coe supports athletes' right to take knee on Olympic podium
He's an International Olympic Committee member, a two-time Olympic champion, and the head of the governing body of track and field, known as World Athletics. “Athletes are a part of the world and they want to reflect the world they live in,” Coe said. Coe is in the Japanese capital on a courtesy visit to Tokyo Olympic organizers. Coe pitched Tokyo as a possible venue for a future track world championships. “We don’t know what will happen in the next few months,” Coe said, speaking about the Olympics.