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After suffering through last year's humiliating "scandal" over her biological sex, Semenya has returned to the track. However, some of her competitors (we won't name names, but...Diane Cummins and Jemma Simpson) are bitching: "We are literally running against a man."
[Pretoria, July 8. South African track and field athlete Caster Semenya attends a training session in South Africa]
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Both the IAAF and Athletics South Africa have said Caster Semenya will be allowed to return to competition. Her coach says she will run in local events before returning to the international stage. [BBC]
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In a reversal, the IAAF says it will not be releasing the results of Caster Semenya's gender tests. And, according to a statement by the South Africa sports ministry, Semenya will keep her medal and prize money.