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June 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SOUTH AFRICA'S Olympic committee suspended the troubled national track federation yesterday and said athletes like Caster Semenya would not be able to compete at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games until the problems were resolved. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had now "cut ties" with Athletics South Africa, which had been put under administration this year but defied that order Saturday by reinstating its own board. The battle between SASCOC and ASA is also complicated by the apparent support for the track federation from international athletics body IAAF, which still considers ASA to be in charge of South African track and field.
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September 11, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The IAAF has received the results of gender tests on Caster Semenya, winner of the women's 800-meter world title last month, and will meet with the South African runner before completing its report. In an e-mail to the Associated Press, IAAF spokesman Nick Davies said yesterday he could not confirm a story in Australia's Sydney Morning Herald newspaper that said tests show Semenya has male and female sexual organs. The Australian newspaper reported in its today's editions that medical reports on the 18-year-old Semenya indicate she has no ovaries, but rather has internal male testes, which are producing large amounts of testosterone.
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January 21, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
The International Olympic Committee is recommending the establishment of special medical centers to deal with athletes who have ambiguous sexual characteristics. The IOC also wants rules put in place by sports bodies to determine their eligibility to compete on a "case by case" basis when gender is called into question. The IOC organized a 2-day conference with medical specialists in Miami to consider guidelines for handling sex-verification cases. The issue gained global attention last year when South African runner Caster Semenya was ordered to undergo gender tests.
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March 30, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Barely 7 months after breaking his back in a scary crash, Will Power continued crafting a stirring comeback tale yesterday by winning the rain-delayed Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was his second victory in as many IndyCar events this year. Power went to the front after a restart on the 78th of 100 laps, then stayed there the rest of the way and held off Justin Wilson by nearly a full second. "I don't think there's anything better than winning," Power said after winning the race that was delayed from Sunday.
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September 9, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The results of Caster Semenya's gender tests are expected to arrive at the IAAF headquarters in London any day, and it's unlikely the world 800-meter champion will lose her gold medal. IAAF spokesman Nick Davies told the Associated Press yesterday that it would take about 2 weeks for a group of medics and anti-doping experts at track and field's international governing body to analyze the results. Speculation about South African's gender was sparked by stunning improvements in times coupled with her muscular build and deep voice.
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September 14, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Jack Kramer, a tennis champion in the 1940s and '50s and a promoter of the sport for more 60 years, died at his home in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 88. Kramer died late Saturday from a soft-tissue cancer that was diagnosed in July, according to his son Bob Kramer. "We'd hoped he could hang on for a few more months," Bob Kramer said. "At the end, he didn't want to go to the hospital, so the family gathered and he died at home. " Kramer won the Wimbledon men's singles title in 1947 and the men's U.S. Championships, the forerunner of the U.S. Open, in 1946 and '47. He also won seven other Grand Slam titles in doubles, all at Wimbledon or the U.S. Championships.
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August 9, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Aries Merritt led a one-two Olympic finish for the United States in the 110-meter hurdles on Wednesday night, winning in 12.92 seconds. World champion Jason Richardson was second in 13.04. Hansle Parchment of Jamaica took the bronze in 13.12. Defending champion Dayron Robles of Cuba pulled up midway through the race, clutching his right hamstring. Merritt and Richardson gave the United States its first gold-silver finish in the event since 1996, when Allen Johnson and Mark Crear claimed the top two spots in Atlanta.
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September 5, 2011
Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran with an all-out fury Sunday as he helped his team finish in a world-record time of 37.04 seconds in the 400-meter relay at the world track and field championships in Daegu, South Korea. Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. held off Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown down the stretch to win the women's 400 relay in 41.56 seconds. The United States had a sensational showing in the triple jump with 21-year-old Christian Taylor 's jump of 58 feet, 111/4 inches taking gold and 20-year-old Will Claye winning bronze.
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August 23, 2010
Will Power padded his IndyCar Series lead with a dominating run on Sunday in the Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The Team Penske driver led 73 of 75 laps over the technically demanding, 2.303-mile circuit through the hills of the California wine country. Power pushed his series lead to 59 points over Dario Franchitti , who finished third behind Scott Dixon . TRACK & FIELD: Kenya's David Rudisha set a world 800-meter record at the ISTAF World Challenge in Berlin with a time of 1 minute, 41.09 seconds, beating the 13-year-old previous best mark by two hundredths of a second.
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August 9, 2012 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Sports Columnist
HOW MUCH humiliation and shame did Caster Semenya endure? As she took to the track at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday for her heat in the women's 800 meters, could anyone blame Semenya if she felt her fight to compete in the 2012 London Games was the most degrading of all Olympians? It unquestionably was. The 800-meter runner from South Africa knew she was a woman, always had been a woman. But suddenly, after she won the 2009 African Junior Championships in the 800, here was the International Association of Athletics Federations telling Semenya that she had to prove she was a woman by undergoing a gender test.
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June 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
SOUTH AFRICA'S Olympic committee suspended the troubled national track federation yesterday and said athletes like Caster Semenya would not be able to compete at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games until the problems were resolved. The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had now "cut ties" with Athletics South Africa, which had been put under administration this year but defied that order Saturday by reinstating its own board. The battle between SASCOC and ASA is also complicated by the apparent support for the track federation from international athletics body IAAF, which still considers ASA to be in charge of South African track and field.
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August 11, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Ashton Eaton won the Olympic decathlon gold medal by 198 points on Thursday night, leading a one-two U.S. finish. Eaton set the decathlon world record in the U.S. trials in June and backed it up with an Olympic victory with 8,869 points. Two-time world champion Trey Hardee settled for silver with 8,671 points, and Leonel Suarez of Cuba took the bronze, 346 points behind Eaton, at 8,523. Eaton had a 151-point lead going into the final event, the 1,500 meters, and is a better middle-distance runner than Hardee.
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August 9, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Aries Merritt led a one-two Olympic finish for the United States in the 110-meter hurdles on Wednesday night, winning in 12.92 seconds. World champion Jason Richardson was second in 13.04. Hansle Parchment of Jamaica took the bronze in 13.12. Defending champion Dayron Robles of Cuba pulled up midway through the race, clutching his right hamstring. Merritt and Richardson gave the United States its first gold-silver finish in the event since 1996, when Allen Johnson and Mark Crear claimed the top two spots in Atlanta.
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August 9, 2012 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Sports Columnist
HOW MUCH humiliation and shame did Caster Semenya endure? As she took to the track at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday for her heat in the women's 800 meters, could anyone blame Semenya if she felt her fight to compete in the 2012 London Games was the most degrading of all Olympians? It unquestionably was. The 800-meter runner from South Africa knew she was a woman, always had been a woman. But suddenly, after she won the 2009 African Junior Championships in the 800, here was the International Association of Athletics Federations telling Semenya that she had to prove she was a woman by undergoing a gender test.
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September 5, 2011
Jamaica's Usain Bolt ran with an all-out fury Sunday as he helped his team finish in a world-record time of 37.04 seconds in the 400-meter relay at the world track and field championships in Daegu, South Korea. Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. held off Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown down the stretch to win the women's 400 relay in 41.56 seconds. The United States had a sensational showing in the triple jump with 21-year-old Christian Taylor 's jump of 58 feet, 111/4 inches taking gold and 20-year-old Will Claye winning bronze.
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September 2, 2011 | Associated Press
DAEGU, South Korea - For nearly three decades, Mary Slaney owned this territory. No American had been able to equal her success at 1,500 meters at the world championships. Now there's Jenny Barringer Simpson. With one powerful surge on the home stretch, Simpson looked every bit as dominant as Slaney once was, winning on a marvelous night for the Americans highlighted by three gold medals in an exhilarating 30-minute stretch. Simpson is the first American woman to win the world title in the 1,500 since Slaney - Decker back then - in 1983.
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August 23, 2010
Will Power padded his IndyCar Series lead with a dominating run on Sunday in the Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. The Team Penske driver led 73 of 75 laps over the technically demanding, 2.303-mile circuit through the hills of the California wine country. Power pushed his series lead to 59 points over Dario Franchitti , who finished third behind Scott Dixon . TRACK & FIELD: Kenya's David Rudisha set a world 800-meter record at the ISTAF World Challenge in Berlin with a time of 1 minute, 41.09 seconds, beating the 13-year-old previous best mark by two hundredths of a second.
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July 9, 2010 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir is skipping the 2010-11 season. A three-time U.S. champion (2004-06) and two-time Olympian, Weir is known as much for his outlandish costumes and frank comments as his short and long programs. "My decision comes after months of weighing the pros and cons of competing this season, and I have decided that I need a year to explore and reinvent myself as an athlete and artist," the 26-year-old Weir said yesterday. "There are many projects that I'm currently working on and that I want to devote my time to. " Weir will concentrate on careers in fashion and singing, and has a memoir that will soon be published.
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March 30, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Barely 7 months after breaking his back in a scary crash, Will Power continued crafting a stirring comeback tale yesterday by winning the rain-delayed Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was his second victory in as many IndyCar events this year. Power went to the front after a restart on the 78th of 100 laps, then stayed there the rest of the way and held off Justin Wilson by nearly a full second. "I don't think there's anything better than winning," Power said after winning the race that was delayed from Sunday.
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January 21, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
The International Olympic Committee is recommending the establishment of special medical centers to deal with athletes who have ambiguous sexual characteristics. The IOC also wants rules put in place by sports bodies to determine their eligibility to compete on a "case by case" basis when gender is called into question. The IOC organized a 2-day conference with medical specialists in Miami to consider guidelines for handling sex-verification cases. The issue gained global attention last year when South African runner Caster Semenya was ordered to undergo gender tests.
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