In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic.(AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Track and field's governing body will immediately apply its testosterone regulations to the 1,500 meters, president Sebastian Coe said Thursday, ignoring advice from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.The CAS upheld the IAAF's rules limiting testosterone for athletes competing in some events, including Semenya's favored 800 meters, in its landmark ruling.But in a caveat to the decision, the Switzerland-based court specifically said there was "a paucity of evidence" to apply the rules to the 1,500-meter and one-mile races. The CAS asked the IAAF to delay the rules in those events until it provides more evidence.Despite saying the IAAF would blatantly ignore the CAS' advice on the 1,500 rules, Coe said he was "really grateful" to the court for its overall decision.
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