September, 2009  // Posts published in September, 2009

22 Sep 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

Caster Semenya – cover-ups, lies and confusion

For those who have not been following this astonishing story, Athletics South Africa boss Leonard Chuene admitted on the weekend that he lied about not having prior knowledge of the doubt around Caster Semenya, and has admitted that he authorized tests on Semenya in South Africa before the team left for the IAAF World Champs in Berlin. […]

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12 Sep 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

Semenya’s performance advantage: An irrelevant question?

I had a quick thought to share on Caster Semenya and the discussion around whether she has a performance advantage and should be allowed to run, assuming the reports of internal testes are correct. A lot of the discussion revolves around whether Semenya will be banned. Politicians and officials have threatened World War III if […]

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11 Sep 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

Semenya and hermaphroditism

Here in South Africa, local media coverage has been dominated by the reports that Semenya is a hermaphrodite who has internal testes, but no uterus or ovaries. Some time has passed and more questions raised, and so following are some more thoughts following my initial post yesterday, and discussion of the complex issue facing the […]

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10 Sep 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

Caster Semenya leaks begin

Following on from my post yesterday, which looked at the latest developments in the case of Caster Semenya, I have two very quick links to provide you with. I’m rushing off to do a presentation on the issue for a local scientific organization, so I have little time to comment, but the links will come […]

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09 Sep 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

Caster Semenya: Results awaited and anticipated

Well, it’s been just over a week since my last post – I do apologize for the break, but as I said – “post-Tour and IAAF World Championships burnout!” It’s been a busy time, catching up on some work, and so I have missed a few newsworthy stories, and hopefully in the next while, I’ll […]

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