Counter Intelligence: Gold Medalist Gets Sex Test

Runner told to take test before big race

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    Runner Caster Semenya was forced to undergo a sex test prior to her Gold medal race.

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    • Runner Caster Semenya was forced to undergo a sex test prior to her Gold medal race. The 18-year old from South Africa underwent the gender testing prior to the race at Olympic Stadium in Berlin in order to confirm that she was in fact a female and therefore eligible to race. The head of the International Association of Athletics Federation explained after the race that the test was done because of "ambiguity" not because the sports governing body believed she was cheating.
       
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