Sport


How do you solve the Semenya dilemma?

Caster Semenya is a brave, determined, admirable athlete. It is irritating and humiliating that her hormonal balance is the subject of so much international scrutiny. Is it wrong, though? Nobody can take away from her an…


Sexism may end the career of Caster

South African superstar Caster Semenya is a star of the Commonwealth Games – but a new policy on hyperandrogenism (characterised by high testosterone) may spell the end of her illustrious career. The policy from the International…


The Commonwealth Games and colonialism

Every day, thousands of runners run around The Tan track at the perimeter of Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens. Many do not realise they pass a boulder inscribed with the Aboriginal flag and a statement about the remains…





Cape Crusaders… Why support NZ?

Politics and sport are inseparable. To paraphrase the famous military thinker Carl von Clausewitz, sport could be politics – or even warfare – by other means. This is even truer of sport at a national level:…