Professor Maureen Weston Interviewed on Sport Gender Verification Rules -- BBC World News
Professor Maureen Arellano Weston was interviewed by Paul Henry on the BBC World Service Newshour about the application of gender verification regulations to South African Olympian Caster Semenya. The International Athletic Association Federation barred Semenya from competing in the female classification of the World Championship sprinting events due to her naturally high level of testosterone. This decision was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Swiss Federal Tribunal. Semenya has refused to take testosterone-reducing hormones and signed with a South African soccer team. Weston commented on the case and whether Semenya could face a similar situation with under FIFA gender verification rules.