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Make the Call [Male or Female?] ... unfreakin believable

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IAAF isn't sure South African runner is female

 

Country to perform complex gender test on 800-meter runner Semenya

 

 

BERLIN - South Africa's track and field federation had been asked to conduct a gender test on an 800-meter runner amid concerns she does not meet the requirements to compete as a woman.

 

Eighteen-year-old Caster Semenya is a favorite in Wednesday's 800 final at the world championships.

 

The world track and field federation requested the gender test about three weeks ago, after Semenya burst onto the scene by improving her personal bests in the 800 and 1,500 by huge margins.

 

 

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View PostA visual exam should be enough right, what exactly is a gender test consist of???

 

 

Looking for that pesky little y chromosone that she won't have if she's a she wink.gif

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View PostLooking for that pesky little y chromosone that she won't have if she's a she wink.gif

 

Sure, like they dont have his/her blood already, this is a Olympic athlete, they are tested regularly for blood doping and steriods I thought....

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View PostSure, like they dont have his/her blood already, this is a Olympic athlete, they are tested regularly for blood doping and steriods I thought....

 

As I understand it, this "woman" was a nobody who came out of nowhere to blow the field away. If she previously competed in the Olympics, there'd be no question about her gender because the IOC has gender tested female athletes since 1968.

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"However, if it's a natural thing and the athlete has always thought she's a woman or been a woman, it's not exactly cheating."

 

 

There's the loophole. .....cwm40.gif.........cwm31.gif

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