Hamburg – Olympic supremo Jacques Rogge sprung to the defence of the beleaguered athletics body IAAF in the Caster Semenya gender case on Thursday, saying it ran out of time.

Speaking in a teleconference from the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, Rogge spoke of ‘a very complicated issue’ around the South African 800 metres world champion Semenya.

‘I think that the IAAF has unfortunately been caught by a shortage of time,’ Rogge said.

‘The athlete came to the forefront very close to the Berlin world championships. The IAAF launched an inquiry but unfortunately this is time-consuming. The results were not available by Berlin.’ …Read More

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