IAAF, IOC: Indian Woman Not Woman Enough To Compete In Track

Approaching the 2014 Commonwealth Games in July, India announced that it had pared the provisional list of its national track and field team from 41 to 32. Six of the athletes cut were from the men's 4-by-100 relay team, which was complete crap; another was a controversial triple jumper. But only after prodding by the… » 10/07/14 10:40am 10/07/14 10:40am

Athletics South Africa Begs, Pleads For Mercy

No two ways about it, the governing body of track and field in South Africa has made itself into one big international boob. Nothing new there. But a recent lawsuit by a former athlete is threatening to take it to the cleaners, and Athletics South Africa, the country's governing body of sport, is begging the… » 9/20/14 7:00am 9/20/14 7:00am

What Happened To Caster Semenya?

Caster Semenya, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in the women's 800 meters who became famous during the very public and deeply botched handling of questions concerning her gender, is reportedly set to tie the knot with girlfriend Violet Raseboya, a fellow runner. » 5/12/14 1:45pm 5/12/14 1:45pm

Oscar Pistorius Won Male Track And Field Athlete Of The Year Award…

On Saturday the South African athletic association Athletics Gauteng North held its annual awards ceremony in the Manhattan Hotel in Pretoria. The event is described as "undoubtedly a highlight on the calendars of South Africa's top athletes." » 2/18/13 11:45pm 2/18/13 11:45pm

Female Indian Athlete Accused Of Rape, Having A Penis

Here's a song we've heard before. A female athlete is accused of not being a female. This time, the woman's name is Pinki Pramanik and she is an Indian runner. » 6/16/12 4:30pm 6/16/12 4:30pm

If Sideline Princess Is Already Taken, Jenn Brown's Friend Has A…

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/23/10 10:45am 8/23/10 10:45am

Explaining The Caster Semenya Decision, Because The IAAF Won't

Semenya was cleared to return to competition by track's governing body today, even as questions remain regarding her gender. Here's what happened. » 7/06/10 3:15pm 7/06/10 3:15pm

Own A Piece Of Television History

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 3/31/10 6:30am 3/31/10 6:30am

Caster Semenya Is A "Hermaphrodite," Ballsy Aussie Paper Reports

Caster Semenya reportedly has no womb or ovaries but does have internal testes, and, as if determined to provide the missing piece, everyone is being a huge dick about the whole thing. » 9/10/09 5:45pm 9/10/09 5:45pm

Caster Semenya Getting No Support From The Tranny Athlete Club

When a male-to-female transsexual who went to court for the right to play ladies' tennis says you have no business competing against women, you might be fighting a losing battle. [CBS Sports] » 8/28/09 12:30am 8/28/09 12:30am

Hysteria Over Caster Semenya Has Only Just Begun

The latest is that Semenya, the 800-meter world champion, reportedly has high testosterone and a coach famous for stuffing East Germans full of steroids, and that her hero is WWE wrestler John Cena. Only one of these things actually matters. » 8/24/09 6:10pm 8/24/09 6:10pm

If You Question This Lady's Ovaries, You're A Hatemonger

While it may be cruel to so publicly question Caster Semenya's gender, it's not a ridiculous question. But just keep in mind you're being racist. What? » 8/21/09 2:30am 8/21/09 2:30am

Victor/Victoria

Androgynous distance runner Caster Semenya has won the 800 final at the track and field world championships, shaving more than a second off the year's fastest time as if it were an unwanted penis. [IAAF] » 8/19/09 4:30pm 8/19/09 4:30pm

She's The Man?

South African distance runner Caster Semenya will run in tonight's women's 800-meter final at the track and field world championships in Berlin, despite concerns that she's a dude pulling a reverse Yentl on the world. » 8/19/09 10:30am 8/19/09 10:30am