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Caster Semenya Can Keep Gold Medal


South African track star Caster Semenya will keep the gold medal she won at the world championship games this summer despite a flap over her true gender.

The country's sports agency, Athletics South Africa, announced Thursday that the results of a lengthy gender test will also remain confidential, according to the Associated Press.

"Whatever scientific tests were conducted legally within the IAAF regulations will be treated as a confidential matter between patient and doctor," the sports ministry said in a statement. "As such there will be no public announcement of what the panel of scientists has found. We urge all South Africans and other people to respect this professional ethical and moral way of doing things."

According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, Semenya's tests are not yet complete. The organization ordered the tests shortly after her win in Berlin in the 800-meter final due to her rapid improvement over the past year and muscular build.

Though the Australian press had reported that Semenya had both male and female genitalia, that finding has never been confirmed by the IAAF or ASA.

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