I find it all amazing that just because someone "appears" to be masculine their sexuality is automatically called into question. Just because she's tomboyish does not automatically make her a man?
I wonder what the officials will do if the tests come back and they find out that Caster is in fact physically a woman but does contain a Y chromosome and isn't the owner of a penis? Will everyone say "Oh I'm sorry" and just hope that it gets brushed under the carpet...it will be interesting to see what happens as this story progresses.
It's now being reported that Semenya had 3x the normal female level of testosterone in her system. Believe it or not, women do naturally have testosterone in their bodies, and a normal level is between 20-100 nanograms per decileter with 30-80 being typical. Whereas a "typical" woman with little muscle mass or body hair may have a count of 20, a woman with more muscle mass and hair may have a count as high as 100. Men on the other hand have a range of between 300-1100. So if she had the maximum considered for a female then she could have as much as 300ng/dl......
Also interesting in the same article a former East German female athlete accuses the current South African coach, Dr. Ekkart Arbeit of giving her so many steroids that she was forced to have a sex change in 1997 and live the remainder of her life as a man.
Could you just imagine be forced into a sex change because you abused steroids?