South African Officials Meet on Runner in Gender Controversy

South African athletics officials are meeting to decide how best to help a world champion runner whose sex has been questioned.

The international track and field body is refusing to confirm or deny Australian media reports that tests show Caster Semenya has both male and female characteristics. The international body says it is reviewing the results and will issue a final decision in November.

Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene says his group is meeting Saturday and will announce the results of its deliberations Sunday.

Relations between Chuene's group and the international body are strained. But Chuene said Saturday when international officials are ready to discuss the results with Semenya, ASA will facilitate a meeting.