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SA Olympic Committee says Semenya can’t run yet

Published:Friday | January 15, 2010 | 1:32 PM

The South African Olympic Committee says 800-metre world champion Caster Semenya cannot compete at home or abroad until the International Association of Athletics Federations, (IAAF) rules on her sexual status.

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

South African Olympic committee president Gideon Sam says 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 IAAF said hours before the race that it ordered gender tests.