Monday, 18 February 2019
Caster Semenya fighting plans that would force her to lower testosterone levels
The South African government has said the rules specifically target Semenya and has called them a 'gross violation' of her human rights.
On the first day of the appeal, being heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland, Semenya's legal team said the IAAF had breached confidentiality regulations by releasing the names of five expert witnesses who will testify on their behalf.
'The arbitration proceedings are subject to strict confidentiality provisions and this information should not have been released,' Semenya's lawyers said in a statement on Monday.
'Ms Semenya believes the IAAF press release is a clear breach of the confidentiality provisions that was orchestrated in an effort to influence public opinion in circumstances where the IAAF knew that Ms Semenya would not be prepared to respond because she was complying with her confidentiality obligations.
'As a matter of fairness Ms Semenya raised this issue with the CAS and has been granted permission to publicly release information responding to the IAAF press releaseâ including disclosing the experts who are testifying in support of Ms Semenya's case. This information will be released tomorrow.'