13/05/2014 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
| SOUTH AFRICA
It’s been reported that South African Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya is set to marry her fiancée Violet Raseboya.
The Sunday Sun claims that Caster’s elders visited Raseboya’s family in Polokwane two weeks ago to discuss lobola ahead of tying the knot. >>>
In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stated that some athletes at the London Olympics, though legally female, may be subject to testing to see if their bodies produce an above-average quantity of “male” sex hormones, such as testosterone. >>>
Shot dead in an armed robbery gone wrong in Ohio, it wasn't until a Cleveland coroner did an autopsy on 69-year-old Stella Walsh that it was discovered the women's Olympic gold medallist was in fact a hermaphrodite. As it turns out, the Olympic Games has a long, complicated and occasionally sordid history of hermaphrodite, transgender and even transsexual athletes, if accusations against 1936 German high jumper Dora Ratjen are to believed. >>>
Prof Alice Dreger, former chairwoman of the board of the Intersex Society of North America, says cases like those of track athlete Caster Semenya typically not managed well. Outside the Lines' Julie Foudy examines how complex sex evaluation and defining male and female athletes can be. >>>