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Updated: October 9, 2009 18:58 IST

South Africa’s Olympic committee starts Semenya hearing

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South Africa’s Olympic committee has begun its investigation into the handling of Caster Semenya by the country’s track officials.

Mark Etheridge, spokesman for the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, said the hearings began Friday and would continue until early next week.

No comment is expected until the investigation is concluded, Etheridge said.

The committee is looking into the role of Athletics South Africa in the Semenya affair. ASA president Leonard Chuene admitted that he lied about knowledge of gender tests done on the 18-year-old athlete.

Semenya won the 800 meters at the world championships in August in Berlin. Before the final, the IAAF said it had ordered gender tests.

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