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IAAF isn't sure South African runner is female
nbcsports.com ^ | 08/19/2009

Posted on 08/19/2009 10:46:48 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper

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.

IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said the “extremely complex, difficult” test has been started but that the results were not expected for weeks.

The verification requires a physical medical evaluation, and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, psychologist, an internal medicine specialist and an expert on gender.

“So we’re talking about reports that are very long, very time consuming,” Davies said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcsports.msnbc.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: athletics; genderbender; iaaf; sport
They report.... you decide.... (need picture)
1 posted on 08/19/2009 10:46:48 AM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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2 posted on 08/19/2009 10:50:08 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

We can’t get a birth certificate for our Kenyan president; I think the runner should follow suit.

Another thought: with the assumption that women and men are equal, why not make the events gender free?


3 posted on 08/19/2009 10:50:15 AM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: Sleeping Freeper

i guess they can’t get her birth certificate either......


4 posted on 08/19/2009 10:50:56 AM PDT by wiggen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayzmX0WQvg)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

???

5 posted on 08/19/2009 10:51:11 AM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: mountaineer1997

41 seconds! i type so slowly


6 posted on 08/19/2009 10:51:24 AM PDT by wiggen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayzmX0WQvg)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Isn’t this pretty easy to figure out?


7 posted on 08/19/2009 10:54:44 AM PDT by babygene
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To: DJ MacWoW

She looks like the black kid that played the gay black guy with the nerds.


8 posted on 08/19/2009 10:55:47 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sleeping Freeper
IAAF isn't sure South African runner is female...

Neither am I.

9 posted on 08/19/2009 10:56:11 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (I shot the rooster, the one that used'er, wake me up at four A.M....)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Is that a live package or is it Memorex?
10 posted on 08/19/2009 10:56:13 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
That's a man baby


11 posted on 08/19/2009 10:56:43 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: babygene
Isn’t this pretty easy to figure out?

What if this person has been to a "gender reassignment" surgeon?

12 posted on 08/19/2009 10:57:03 AM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

how many toes does a camel have?


13 posted on 08/19/2009 10:57:54 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: Venturer; gathersnomoss

I can understand the gender confusion.


15 posted on 08/19/2009 10:58:51 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Is that a live package or is it Memorex?
16 posted on 08/19/2009 10:59:41 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Did the camel have foot surgery?


17 posted on 08/19/2009 11:00:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Guilty,,,

oh wait wrong thread, but still guilty.


18 posted on 08/19/2009 11:00:24 AM PDT by vin-one (REMEMBER the WTC !!!!!!!!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
"Caster Semenya"

Now there's TWO birth certificates I want to see.

19 posted on 08/19/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT by This_far
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To: eCSMaster

20 posted on 08/19/2009 11:01:44 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

“extremely complex, difficult” test

Not really.


21 posted on 08/19/2009 11:09:56 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m not sure.
And I don’t want to know.


22 posted on 08/19/2009 11:20:19 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I’m pretty sure a standard urine test would answer the question.


23 posted on 08/19/2009 11:21:24 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: eCSMaster

I’d say that’s a woman.


24 posted on 08/19/2009 11:22:36 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Eric Cartman for president in 2012)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

25 posted on 08/19/2009 11:24:49 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Bacon,smokless powder,and boobs are proof that God loves us.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I knw I'd seen her somewhere before ..

26 posted on 08/19/2009 11:31:26 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Shades of the 1960 Olymics.


27 posted on 08/19/2009 11:32:55 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

I always wondered why there are no women on men’s baseball, football or basketball teams.
It violates modern liberal dogma that men and women are really the same. No difference. And you can go easily from one to the other.

Now we see that there is a difference.

I love it when liberalism is shown to be full of contradictions.


28 posted on 08/19/2009 11:33:46 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: mountaineer1997

Another thought: with the assumption that women and men are equal, why not make the events gender free?

The networks will see that never happens. The Olympics would have to be cut down to 1 week and they would lose all that revenue......


29 posted on 08/19/2009 11:38:00 AM PDT by millerph
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Is that the First Lady?


30 posted on 08/19/2009 11:41:26 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I second that!


31 posted on 08/19/2009 11:59:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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