FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion > South Africa
Home Forums Downloads Blogs
Time-to-Run on FacebookFollow TimetoRun on Twitter Running InformationUSA RunningRunning South AfricaRunning New ZealandRunning UKRunning CanadaRunning IrelandDeutsch LaufzeitRunning DenmarkSverige LöpningRunning FinlandTel Aviv Marathon Running Australia Running KenyaRunning EuropeRunning MaltaRunning NamibiaDonate for Training Advice
South Africa Forums related to South Africa

Caster Semenya privacy to be respected

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22-11-2009, 09:22 AM   #1
Newsroom's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
SA Caster Semenya privacy to be respected

South African athlete Caster Semenya's gender test results will not be publicly revealed, and the 800 metres women's world champion will keep the gold medal she won at the World Championships in Berlin in August.

This follows discussions between South Africa's Department of Sports and Recreation and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), where it was agreed that whatever scientific tests were conducted legally in terms of IAAF regulations would be treated as a confidential matter between patient and doctor.

"As such there will be no public announcement of what the panel of scientists has found," the department said in a statement on Thursday.

"We urge all South Africans and other people to respect this professional, ethical and moral way of doing things."

The department said the implications of the scientific findings on Semenya's health and life going forward would be analysed by the athlete, and she would make her own decision on her future.

The department asked the IAAF to apologise for the way in which the Semenya saga was handled.

The federation responded to the request by saying: "It is deeply regrettable that information of a confidential nature entered the public domain." The IAAF is adamant that the public discourse did not originate with them.

The 18-year-old Semenya shot to fame after winning the 800m title, but her triumph was dashed when news broke that the IAAF had performed gender tests on the athlete.

The move sparked outrage and unleashed a political storm in South Africa, and the IAAF was accused of violating Semenya's privacy.

One of the casualties of the debacle was Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene, who was suspended. He admitted to having lied about tests being conducted on Semenya before she left for Berlin.

The South African Sports Commission and Olympics Committee (Sascoc) later suspended the entire ASA board for the manner in which they had handled the issue.

Sascoc has in the meantime appointed one of its members, Ray Mali, to get Athletics South Africa's house in order.

Source: BuaNews
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	semenya-southafrica.jpg
Views:	698
Size:	42.2 KB
ID:	208  
Newsroom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
TheEd's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Sadly this whole scenario is beginning to look more like the display of Sarah Baartman to the Western media

about time Caster Semenya was provided a chance to keep her dignity intact

and if you want to know who Sarah Baartman is see here

TheEd is offline   Reply With Quote

Go Back  Time-to-Run > Country and General Discussion > South Africa

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


» Recent Threads
10km training goal times
31-01-2012 09:52 AM
Last post by TheEd
23-04-2014 09:53 AM
246 Replies, 34,239 Views
In between programmes
04-04-2014 01:57 PM
by keith_w
Last post by TheEd
22-04-2014 07:06 PM
24 Replies, 553 Views
Sub 35
26-12-2011 11:01 PM
by jamieh
Last post by jamieh
22-04-2014 04:47 PM
372 Replies, 60,172 Views
New to program
21-04-2014 05:53 AM
by Armand
Last post by Armand
22-04-2014 01:40 PM
6 Replies, 160 Views
going for sub 40
22-05-2013 03:46 PM
by gjoko
Last post by TheEd
22-04-2014 01:12 PM
153 Replies, 15,361 Views
Improving 10k with regular training
04-02-2009 07:01 PM
by MMS
Last post by TheEd
22-04-2014 01:02 PM
767 Replies, 146,179 Views
» Recent Blogs
Steve Jones Record
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
13-04-2014 12:46 PM
0 Replies, 197 Views
Rolling all the eggs into one basket
19-01-2014 02:43 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
19-01-2014 02:43 PM
0 Replies, 438 Views
Breaks, Plans and ABnating
15-11-2013 08:51 PM
by TheEd
Last post by TheEd
15-11-2013 08:51 PM
0 Replies, 873 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2008 - 2014 Time-to-Run All Rights Reserved