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THE International Association of Athletics Federations has rubbished claims by an Australian newspaper that 800m champion Caster Semenya has both male and female organs and no womb or ovaries.
The newspaper has alleged that the IAAF tests, set to be released in November, will show that Semenya has internal testes.
The Sydney-based Daily Telegraph reported yesterday that the IAAF was expected to disqualify her from future events and advise her to have surgery because her condition carries grave health risks. And she could be stripped of the gold medal she won in Berlin.
Semenya has three times more testosterone than a normal female.
The newspaper claimed that a source closely involved with the IAAF tests said Semenya has internal testes, the male sexual organs that produce testosterone - a male hormone with a primary task of building muscle bulk. It also produces body hair and a deep voice.
It is believed Semenya is unaware the tests identify her as a hermaphrodite.
ANC MP and National Assembly sports committee chairperson Butana Komphela has already lodged a complaint with the UN High Commission on Human Rights, accusing the IAAF of racism and sexism.
The IAAF said yesterday that it had received Semenya's test results.
However athletics chiefs said they would not be revealed for up to two weeks - once they had had a chance to speak with Semenya.
IAAF spokesperson Nick Davies said the results would only be made public once other experts had studied them.
"Nothing will therefore be announced or confirmed until we are in a position to have the expert evaluation of the results, and discuss them with the athlete.
"We cannot give an exact timing but probably within the next couple of weeks.
"Everything is going to have to be done absolutely by the book, no question of a challenge to the findings.
When quizzed last week by You magazine, Semenya said: "I see it all as a joke, it doesn't upset me. God made me the way I am and I accept myself. I am who I am and I'm proud of myself."