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Runner to compete again, after gender confusion

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Track and field's ruling body has cleared world champion runner Caster Semenya to return to her sport immediately.

The 19-year-old South African was sidelined for 11 months after undergoing gender tests following her 800-meter victory at the world championships last August.

The International Association of Athletics Federations says it accepts the conclusion of a panel of medical experts that she can compete with "immediate effect."

The statement adds that medical details of her case remain confidential and the IAAF will have no further comment on the matter.

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