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South African officials meet to discuss Semenya case

india Updated: Sep 12, 2009 23:07 IST

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South African sports officials met on Saturday to decide how best to help a world champion whose sex has been questioned. The International Association of Athletics Federations, which ordered sex tests on women's world 800-meter champion Caster Semenya, has refused to confirm or deny Australian media reports that the tests show Semenya has both male and female characteristics.

“She is going to be dominating the debate today,” Athletics South Africa President Leonard Chuene said. Chuene said he and other officials would review, among other issues, his decision to withdraw from the IAAF board, which South Africa accuses of mishandling the Semenya case by violating its own rules.