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Caster Semenya Case Exposes IAAF Hypocricy

By Adam Wakefield On August - 20 - 2009

Since winning the women's 800 metre final at the Athletics World Championships, Caster Semenya has been asked to or has (the IAAF don't seem to have a clue) taken a gender test.

Does something smell not quite kosher?

As a South African, we are extremely proud to have Caster bring back gold to the southernmost country on Africa. Having being raised in Limpopo, South Africa's northernmost province, and only being 18, Semenya has a bright future ahead of her if the IAAF's bungling of the situation doesn't take a turn for the worst.

It is appalling that the IAAF let it be known before the final that Semenya was to undergo a gender test. Would they leak a possible positive Usain Bolt test before he was set to run the 200 metre final?

No, because rules stipulate that the results of doping tests can only be made public once the IAAF and WADA are 100 percent sure either the "A" or "B" sample has tested positive. In Semenya's case, she wasn't afforded the luxury and the right of privacy with the gender test being largely a voluntary protest.

The question I want to ask is: If Semenya was from a European or other "first" world state, would the sa...

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