Now, here’s a novel legal question. If someone is a hermaphrodite, can they choose to run in either male or female races? That is a question that may face international sporting events after a report that an examination of Caster Semenya, 18, discovered that she has both male and female sexual organs. This one may be a slightly tougher question than our bicycle debate.
Semenya has withdrawn from the 4,000 meter race at the national cross country championships in Pretoria.
This could make for an interesting defamation case if the reports are wrong. These newspapers, after all, are not just calling her a hermaphrodite but a liar (as well as her mother and manager who have denied the reports).
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