Officials at Athletics South Africa covered up tests showing that Caster Semenya had internal testes and unusually high testosterone levels, the Mail & Guardian and Times of London report. ASA leaders told Semenya that the tests, conducted early last month, were for drugs and let her compete in Berlin—where she became the 800-meter champion and aroused questions about her gender.
ASA event's manager "said they couldn’t withdraw Semenya because they needed a medal at all costs," an official told M&G. ASA chief Leonard Chuene "didn’t even bother to brief the athlete about the developments around the tests and the implications. They destroyed an innocent girl because of a medal."