The Guardian: Caster Semenya may return to track this month after IAAF clearance

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SPECULATION as to what that “process” might have entailed has been rife, with unconfirmed reports suggesting that rather than waiting for the results of a gender verification test – as had been claimed by the IAAF – she has been undergoing hormone-based treatment for what is widely accepted to be an intersex condition. As Pierre Weiss, the IAAF general secretary, indiscreetly termed it: “She is a woman but maybe not 100%.” …

Semenya’s lawyers released a statement following the IAAF announcement, in which they underline the importance of preventing such indignity befalling an athlete again. Jeffrey Kessler, the company’s global litigation chairman, said: “We are delighted that Caster is finally being permitted to compete with other women, as is her legal and natural right. Hopefully, this resolution will set a precedent so that no female athlete in the future will have to experience the long delays and public scrutiny which Caster has been forced to endure.”

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