Fear was the driving force behind Leonard Chuene retaining his seat at the head of the Athletics South Africa (ASA) board, a senior ASA official said on Monday.

An ASA special general meeting was held in Kempton Park last week to discuss the federation’s handling of the Caster Semenya gender fiasco after Chuene and other senior members of the national body admitted to lying about tests conducted on the teenage athlete in Pretoria last month.

But the official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said his provincial federation had been too scared to discuss Chuene’s lies – a subject that was apparently never even raised in the meeting….Read More

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