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South African Athletics Board to challenge its suspension

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) says it will defend in court its decision to suspend the entire board of Athletics South Africa (ASA) over the handling of the sex testing of Caster Semenya, the country’s 800m world champion.

Gideon Sam, President of SASCOC tells VOA that the board of ASA has already served notice they intend to challenge SASCOC’s decision to suspend them.  Sam says SASCOC will defend its decision, but adds that ASA is trying to forestall a legitimate disciplinary process.

“We are just saying that stand aside, so that the disciplinary can work on this, and then if the disciplinary committee comes out with a sanction, you can then appeal that sanction,” said Gideon Sam. “But to stop the process in its tracks right now, you know for us it is a question of, so be it, then we meet in court.”….Read More

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