Threats alleged in Caster Semenya case

Updated: February 17, 2011, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Investigators say South Africa's top track official resorted to lies and threats to ensure Caster Semenya was allowed to run at the 2009 world championships after questions were raised about her gender.

The findings were included Thursday in documents the South African Olympic Committee released. The documents back up an announcement made earlier this week that investigations had determined Leonard Chuene, the suspended president of Athletics South Africa, was guilty of misappropriating funds, evading taxes and running the track body poorly.

Lawyer Norman Arendse conducted the probe. He found Chuene's conduct was "unacceptable" and violated Semenya's dignity.

Semenya told the AP that the report "doesn't concern me. I'm just an athlete."


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