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awbrown1462
08-20-09, 10:17 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,540921,00.html?test=latestnews

A South African teenager will be forced to take a test to prove she is a woman after storming to victory Wednesday in the 800-meter sprint at the world championships.
Caster Semenya's dominating run, which she won by a massive 2.45 seconds, came on the same day track and field's ruling body said she was undergoing a gender test because of concerns she does not meet requirements to compete as a woman.
About three weeks ago, the <NOBR style="COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_1_0>internationalhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2.gif</NOBR> (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,540921,00.html?test=latestnews#) federation asked South African track and field authorities to conduct the verification test. Semenya had burst onto the scene by posting a world-leading time of 1:56.72 at the African junior championships in Maruitius.
Her dramatic improvement in times, muscular build and deep voice sparked speculation about her gender. Ideally, any dispute surrounding an athlete is dealt with before a major competition. But Semenya's stunning rise from unknown teenage runner to the favorite in the 800 happened almost overnight. That meant the gender test which takes several weeks could not be completed in time.
Before the race, IAAF spokesman Nick Davies stressed this is a "medical issue, not an issue of cheating." He said the "extremely complex" testing has begun. The process requires a physical medical evaluation and includes reports from a gynecologist, endocrinologist, <NOBR style="COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_3_0>psychologisthttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/2.gif</NOBR> (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,540921,00.html?test=latestnews#), internal medicine specialist and gender expert.
South Africa team manager Phiwe Mlangeni-Tsholetsane would not confirm or deny that Semenya was having such a test.
"We entered Caster as a woman and we want to keep it that way," Mlangeni-Tsholetsane said. "Our conscience is clear in terms of Caster. We have no reservations at all about that."
Although medals will be awarded for the 800, the race remains under a cloud until the investigation is closed, and Semenya could be stripped of the gold depending on the test results, IAAF general secretary Pierre Weiss said.
"But today there is no proof and the benefit of doubt must always be in favor of the athlete," Weiss said.
Semenya's rivals said they tried not to dwell on the issue before the race.
"I've heard a lot of speculation, but all I could do was just keep a level head and go about my business," Meadows said. "If none of it's true, I feel very sorry for her."
One thing not in doubt was Semenya's outstanding run.
"Nobody else in the world can do that sort of time at the moment," Meadows said. "She obviously took the race by storm."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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GREY MATTER
08-20-09, 01:35 PM
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Petz
08-20-09, 01:57 PM
that chick is very manly...

did you see the 'those who read this also read...'

apparently david copperfield is being accused of raping a woman on a private island! haha.... now you see it... now you don't!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,540966,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r1:c0 .238574:b27253736:z0

Osotogary
08-20-09, 02:30 PM
Oh, Oh. This looks like a hijacked topic. LOL


haha.... now you see it... now you don't!!!

That's pretty darn funny, SSgt. Are you sure that you aren't Mr. Coopersfield publicist? I read the article and it mentioned that...


"...where she was told about promotional work on the island that might lead to "modeling opportunities".

Now, if that doesn't sound like a classic pimp come-on I don't know what is. She could have used a little bit more "common sense".
SSgt, didn't this happen about two years ago?

Petz
08-20-09, 02:35 PM
I don't know... 2007 does seem like two years ago...

Osotogary
08-20-09, 02:49 PM
I don't know... 2007 does seem like two years ago...
Thank you for your wit, SSgt., and if my finger count is correct, I tend to agree with you.

Pete0331
08-20-09, 03:30 PM
that chick is very manly...

did you see the 'those who read this also read...'

apparently david copperfield is being accused of raping a woman on a private island! haha.... now you see it... now you don't!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,540966,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r1:c0 .238574:b27253736:z0

Crazy girl.
You're a 20 something model invited to the private island of an over-the-hill Vegas performer.... and you expect to NOT be sexually harassed?!

She must not have been issued common sense with those stilettos.

BR34
08-20-09, 03:31 PM
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

...or something like that. I think Margaret Thatcher got it right on the nose.

Pete0331
08-20-09, 03:33 PM
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

...or something like that. I think Margaret Thatcher got it right on the nose.

Yup, same thing applies to leaders.
If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Petz
08-20-09, 03:37 PM
I'm a man!!! oh wait.... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

slug
08-20-09, 04:49 PM
god it's hideous.

Marine84
08-20-09, 06:05 PM
What got me is, on the news tonight, at the end of the story the announcer says "it will take WEEKS" to get results back from a gender test. WTF? I would be able to tell them in about 2 seconds!

BR34
08-20-09, 06:07 PM
Transgendering has come a long way, Kim. I don't think he/she just tucked em, I think he/she had them removed, and now somehow has a cooch where they used to be.


ughhh

Artemis
08-20-09, 06:09 PM
Drop your pants...........hmm looks like a _____________ to me. What exactly is a gender test?

Petz
08-20-09, 06:11 PM
or a guy had a set of both, the manly build was 'cause of hormone treatments until he/she decided to go into track... then had the beans and frank removed... so the uterus can still be there and it would LOOK like a woman, but tran-sexuals aren't allowed to compete in these kinds of things.

Gunner 0313
08-20-09, 09:16 PM
:flag:I'm guessing 'it' is a dude.