New calls for resignations in gender dispute

JOHANNESBURG - October 9, 2009 The South African Press Association reported Friday that the associations have called on the Athletics South Africa board and senior management to "take collective responsibility for the Semenya gender row fiasco and resign with immediate effect."

ASA president Leonard Chuene has admitted he lied about the tests performed on the 18-year-old athlete. The three ASA affiliates are Boland, Eastern Province and Western Province.

Semenya won the 800 meters at the Berlin world championships in August. Before the final, the world governing body of track and field said it had ordered gender tests on the runner.

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