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South African track president to know his future next week

JOHANNESBURG — South African track officials will meet this week about the future of their president, who admitted to lying in the case of a runner whose gender has been questioned.

Attlee Maponyane, vice president of Athletics South Africa, says the group’s council will meet Thursday. Politicians and newspapers are calling for ASA president Leonard Chuene’s dismissal. Maponyane and other ASA officials contacted Monday refused to say what options would be considered.

Chuene had repeatedly said gender tests were done abroad, not in South Africa, on 800-meter world champion Caster Semenya. Over the weekend, he said he knew of tests conducted in South Africa.

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