Semenya can't run yet: SA Olympic committee

Updated: 16 January 2010 06:41 IST

The South African Olympic Committee says 800-meter world champion Caster Semenya cannot compete at home or abroad until the IAAF rules on her sexual status.

Johannesburg:

The South African Olympic Committee says 800-meter world champion Caster Semenya cannot compete at home or abroad until the IAAF rules on her sexual status.

The committee released a statement on Friday following a week of conflicting reports about Semenya's possible return to the track.

South African Olympic committee president Gideon Sam says that "Caster Semenya is not eligible to run in any sanctioned meeting or race. The matter over the results of her gender test are still sitting with the international parent organization, the IAAF."

Semenya won the women's 800 at the world championships in Berlin in August. The International Association of Athletics Federations said hours before the race that it ordered gender tests.

Topics : Athletics
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