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CASTER SEMENYA RUMORS

Report: Transgender Olympians Were Castrated to Compete in London Games

A few years ago, South African runner Caster Semenya made waves for having an ambiguous gender, igniting a controversy about appropriate standards for sports that are separated by sex. A similar controversy may be ready to erupt on a much larger scale. Four Olympic athletes who competed at the London games as women have been found to have the genetic makeup of men, according to the...
Via NESN.com
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistorius, Semenya lose funding

Oscar Pistorius and Caster Semenya were left off a list of athletes to be given funding ahead of the 2016 Rio Games because neither is currently training or competing, the South African Olympic Committee said Thursday. Pistorius, a double-amputee runner who competed at the London Games, was not on the high performance list for the next Olympics and Paralympics after his decision...
Via AP on Fox
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistorius, Semenya off Olympic funding program

Oscar Pistorius and Caster Semenya were left off a list of athletes to be given funding ahead of the 2016 Rio Games because neither is currently training or competing, the South African Olympic Committee said Thursday. Pistorius, a double-amputee runner who competed at the London Games, was not on the high performance list for the next Olympics and Paralympics after his decision...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Semenya makes Olympic debut

Caster Semenya perched herself on a lane marker behind the start of the 800 meters and took a few moments to absorb what it feels like to be an Olympian. She took some deep breaths, then got up, walked to the stagger start and went straight to work. Making her Olympic debut three years after being forced to undergo gender tests that cast doubt over her future in track and field...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Semenya in Olympic debut 3 years after gender test

Caster Semenya perched herself on a lane marker behind the start of the 800 meters and took a few moments to absorb what it feels like to be an Olympian. She took some deep breaths, then got up, walked to the stagger start and went straight to work. Making her Olympic debut three years after being forced to undergo gender tests that cast doubt over her future in track and field...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Semenya to carry S. Africa's flag

Caster Semenya will carry South Africa's flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. The 21-year-old Semenya was given the honor Wednesday for her first Olympics, three years after she was embroiled in a gender-test controversy that threatened her career. South African Olympic committee chief executive Tubby Reddy says his body also considered double-amputee runner...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Semenya picked, no Pistorius yet

Former world champion Caster Semenya has been included in South Africa's initial team for the London Olympics, while double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius hasn't been picked yet. South Africa's Olympic committee said Wednesday's selection represents ''the bulk'' of the team to go to London, but some athletes still can qualify and be added ahead...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Semenya set for first 800 race of Olympic year

Former world champion Caster Semenya is set to run her first 800-meter race of the Olympic year at a meet in northern South Africa on Saturday. Semenya, who won silver defending her title at last year's worlds, will compete in the 800 at Potchefstroom. She's run just once competitively in 2012 - when she won a 400-meter race on March 3. Semenya will run her first 800 with...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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