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Monday 22 February 2010
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Thursday 14 January 2010
There was a false start to the new year for Caster Semenya yesterday. It began with Michael Seme, coach of the athlete who won the women's 800m title at the World Championships in Berlin last summer, proclaiming, "She's going to run in international events," and speaking of his teenage charge challenging for World Junior Championship, African Championship and Commonwealth Games gold medals in the year that lies ahead.
Friday 20 November 2009
The Sport and Recreation department of the South African Government announced yesterday that Caster Semenya would be allowed to keep the 800 metres gold medal she won at the athletics World Championships in Berlin in August, and also the $60,000 (£36,000) in prize-money that she earned. The $64,000 question remains, however. It is likely to be some while yet before the 18-year-old knows whether she will be free to chase any further gold.
Thursday 19 November 2009
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has agreed that South African runner Caster Semenya will keep her 800 metres world title, the country's sports ministry said today.
Friday 06 November 2009
South Africa's Olympic body, SASCOC, has suspended the president, board and members of Athletics South Africa over the handling of 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya's gender tests.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Caster Semenya has received an unconditional apology from Athletics South Africa for their role in the row over the athlete's gender.
Sunday 20 September 2009
Saturday 19 September 2009
An email exchange published in a South African newspaper yesterday appears to show that local athletics officials had planned to give runner Caster Semenya a gender test before the world championships in Berlin.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Saturday 12 September 2009
South Africa's sports minister yesterday threatened to wage "a third world war" if his country's world champion 800m runner, Caster Semenya, finds herself banned from competition as a result of the tests she has taken to determine her gender.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Tuesday 01 September 2009
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