Time for chuene’s comeback?

2010-07-10 00:00

ONE week after the IAAF welcomed Caster Semenya back to the sport, suspended president Leonard Chuene, his fellow board members and three staff members are due to undergo their disciplinary hearings under SASCOC.

The hearings, which start on Thursday, were initiated on the basis of the handling of the Caster Semenya case before, during and after the Berlin World Championships.

Chuene was found to have lied to the South African public over his knowledge of the gender testing.

Three staff members closely involved in the case have been suspended on full pay since November.

Although the action was widely welcomed in the sport at the time, a growing portion of the sport, including Athlete’s Commission members, are saying that the sport was better run under Chuene rather than the current interim administration, and that the IAAF ruling in the Semenya case vindicates Chuene’s attempts to keep the gender testing confidential.

Interim administrator Ray Mali indefinitely delayed the election of a new board, which was originally planned for May, this year, because were the disciplinary hearing to be in Chuene’s favour, then he could return as president.

 

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