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Caster Semenya

Semenya Makes Olympic Debut After Gender Controversy

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Caster Semenya perched herself on a lane marker behind the start of the 800 meters and took a few moments to absorb what it feels like ...

What Are Little Girls Made Of: The Dangers Of The New Olympics Gender Tests

Maya Rupert | Posted 10.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

According to the new IOC rules, the test won't be administered to all female athletes but only when "the chief medical officer of a national Olympic committee or a member of the IOC's medical commission requests it." This will disadvantage any woman perceived as not sufficiently feminine.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Does Gender Define Us?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.24.2012 | Science

2012-04-18-Screenshot20120418at12.28.13PM.jpgWhat makes us male or female? What happens when our biological gender is out of sync with our gender identity?

Caster Semenya Has 'Incomprehensible' Finish

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ROME — Caster Semenya's surprisingly slow performance at a meet in Italy can be explained by fatigue and sickness, the world champion's manager ...

Caster Semenya Cleared After 11-Month Gender Saga

AP | LESEGO MOTSHEGWA and GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya was cleared to immediately return to track by the sport's governing body Tuesday, ending an 11-month layoff while ...

Caster Semenya Wins First Race Since Gender Test Comeback

AP | KEITH MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LAPPEENRANTA, Finland — Caster Semenya won her first race since being cleared to return to competition after undergoing gender tests, winning th...

Dealing with Gender

Blanche Capel, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Blanche Capel, Ph.D.

The Caster Semenya controversy has been sullied by innuendo -- rumors about the athlete's intention to pretend that she is a female. It may be that this remarkable athlete is simply at one end of the bell curve of "femaleness."

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Don't invite Mick Jagger to your next game. He's being called the "Angel of Death" at the World Cup. Whoever he shows up to root for, loses. His streak included the U.S. England, Brazil and Argentina.

Caster Semenya COMEBACK: Speedster To Race In Spain

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya intends to return to competition June 24 at a meet in Zaragoza, Spain, agreeing to wait for the results of her gen...

Caster Semenya Should Not Run Until Gender Tests Complete, IAAF Says

AP | GERALD IMRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa — Caster Semenya is tired of waiting for track and field's ruling body to release results of her gender tests and pla...

Olympic Committee Is Wrong on Intersex Athletes

Leah Anthony Libresco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Leah Anthony Libresco

A new decision by the IOC defines people who are intersex or of ambiguous gender as deficient; any deviation from the gender binary requires the athlete's hormones to be artificially altered.

Olympic Committee Recommends Gender Tests

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — The International Olympic Committee is recommending the establishment of special medical centers to deal with athletes who have ambiguo...

Semenya's Struggle Teaches Us About Understanding Gender Identity

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Emma Ruby-Sachs

A South African runner whose gender identity stirred up huge controversy will be permitted to keep her title and prize money. But how do we define what is too male to compete in a women's sport?

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Yanks are #1 in payroll, the Phillies #7. The only "low rent" team to make the postseason in 2009 was the Twins. The money gap continues to be a major flaw in baseball.

Oscar Pistorius: When A Disadvantage Becomes An Advantage

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Russ Wellen

The case could be made that the efficiency of the prosthetics Pistorius is allowed to use should be governed. But since we're dealing with the disabled, that would seem churlish.

Caster Semenya: Guardian Interview "Wrongful And Unlawful"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LONDON — Caster Semenya's lawyers say she was tricked into speaking to a reporter at The Guardian for a story in the British newspaper. The 18-...

Caster Semenya NOT YET Free To Compete, Gender Investigation Ongoing

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — Caster Semenya's lawyers say they are still working with international track officials to settle the future of the 800-meter worl...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Professional Bowlers Association doesn't test for drugs, but drinking and bowling is not allowed. If that applied to amateur bowling, bowling would have to close up shop.

Caster Semenya's

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

MONACO — The governing body of track and field is working behind the scenes with Caster Semenya and the South African government to resolve issu...

Caster Semenya: When Gender Is Not Sex

Elizabeth Debold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Debold

It seems pretty likely that Semenya is no longer going to be allowed to compete as a female in the sport that she loves and has trained so hard for.

Sports Gifts: What Your Favorite Athlete Needs This Holiday Season (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Ben Eagle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Since the holiday season is in full swing, we thought it was a good time to round up what some of today's most prominent sports stars need most this y...

Caster Semenya's Gender Tests To Remain Secret

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

JOHANNESBURG — South African runner Caster Semenya will keep her 800-meter gold medal from the world championships, and the results of her gende...

Caster Semenya: Local Gender Tests Done On South African Runner

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — A South African newspaper has published what it says are e-mails showing local track officials authorized gender tests done in th...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

As I watched Derek Jeter set the Yankees all time hit record Friday night I thought about how remarkable it was how Jeter has lived for 14 years under the biggest media spotlight and has never ever had a blip.

Yin/Yang: An Intersexed South African Runner As Symbol Of The Universal

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

In some cultures, over the millennia, inter-sexed people have even been revered as shamans and holy people - they are closer to the ideal of a balanced, universal soul. Think of the Yin/Yang symbol. We all know it. It means 'balance' - male/female balance.