IOC To Hold Meeting On Gender Issues

Caster Semenya has been at the center of the gender debate. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Caster Semenya has been at the center of the gender debate. Photo: PhotoRun.net

LONDON (AP)—The International Olympic Committee will convene a special conference of medical experts to draw up guidelines for dealing with “ambiguous” gender cases in the wake of South African runner Caster Semenya’s sex-test controversy.

IOC medical commission chairman Arne Ljungqvist told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his panel will organize a symposium in Florida in January to look at gender issues and advise sports bodies how to respond.

The move comes amid intense international scrutiny on Semenya, the 18-year-old athlete who won the women’s 800 meters at the world championships in Berlin in August.

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The International Association of Athletics Federations is reviewing gender test results to determine whether Semenya is eligible to compete as a woman.

Source: Yahoo! Sports

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