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Sebastian Coe says Gender test queries must be expedited

Gender testing queries resembling the case of South Africa’s women’s 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya must be dealt with more swiftly, British athletics legend Lord Sebastian Coe said yesterday.

The 53-year-old two-time Olympic 1500 metres champion, who is a member of the International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) Council, said that speedy action would protect the athlete as much as the integrity of the sport.

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“I think it is crucial that the IAAF have the ability to deal with such a situation as Caster Semenya’s,” said Coe, who also took Olympic silver in the 800m at the 1980 and 1984 Games.

“It is a complicated situation both scientifically and sensitively speaking……Read More

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