YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Officials of track and field’s world governing body — the IAAF — said before a news conference on Friday in Japan that president Sebastian Coe would not comment further on the landmark legal case involving two-time Olympic gold-medal winner Caster Semenya.
Coe was asked one question about it, anyway, and said little.
“I don’t think there is anything I am going to add to anything that we haven’t already observed,” Coe said, speaking at a news conference before Saturday and Sunday’s IAAF World Relays in Yokohama.
Semenya is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 800 meters from South Africa who lost a landmark case last week that said female runners like her with unusually high levels of testosterone must take medication to reduce the levels if they want to compete in certain events.
“Most of the answers to those questions we get regularly asked, we’ve already posted to our website,” Coe added. “So I think I will probably leave it to that today. This is really about the relays.”