The Richardson and ESPN controversies were just two of the many-layered stories that emerged in the world of sports this week, where Black women are routinely targeted for their flair, athleticism, and ability.


A court rules Caster Semenya must "lower her testosterone level through medication or surgery" in order to defend her Olympic 800-meter title at the Tokyo Games next year.


The International Association of Athletics Federations' policy for female runners with naturally high testosterone, such as Caster Semenya, to lower those levels in order to compete goes into effect this week.

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya was cleared to immediately return to track by the sport’s governing body Tuesday, ending an 11-month layoff while she underwent gender tests after becoming the 800-meter world champion.

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya’s lawyers have told South African television that gender test results obtained in February show she can compete as a woman.

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya’s lawyers say they are still working with international track officials to settle the future of the 800-meter world champion, contradicting comments made earlier Wednesday by her coach.