Olympic Gender Scandals

SportsCaster Semenya

Following much speculation, extensive physical examinations revealed world 800-metre champion Caster Semenya of South Africa is an hermaphrodite, meaning she has both male and female sexual characteristics.

Semenya will likely keep her medal as her gender is a medical issue and not a deliberate attempt at doping.

However, Semenya's internal testes are producing large amounts of testosterone, giving her a physical advantage over other female runners.

The controversy surrounding Semenya is just one among many gender verification disputes in professional sports.

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