Semenya on track for possible return?
World 800m champion Caster Semenya has been undergoing hormone-based treatment for what is widely accepted now to be an inter-sex condition and could return to competition at some point this year, sources have told me.
Getting to the facts about what the 19-year-old South African runner has been going through has proved to be extremely difficult.
Quite rightly, patient confidentiality has been paramount in her case after the sex-test revelations surrounding the World Championships in Berlin last year.
In a perfect world, her medical condition would never have been brought into the public domain. She would have been spared the media spotlight and allowed to make decisions about her life and future in private after receiving the best possible impartial advice.
The trouble is the world that Semenya has been revolving in has been anything but perfect, with fault at some level on all sides.
Plotting the way forward, away from the hype and hysteria, is the challenge for those advising her now. What course that takes is going to depend entirely on the success or otherwise of the current treatment regime.
I understand it is being monitored by an independent group of experts, whose composition has been agreed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the athlete's advisors.
There is a widely held belief that the IAAF is waiting for "test results" before making a decision. That does not seem likely to me.
Firstly, this is an ongoing treatment process not a snapshot in time and the IAAF will have been kept informed as to progress.
More significantly, IAAF officials will not want to create another media circus around a "big announcement" regarding Semenya.
The handling of her case has not been their finest hour and they would run the risk of looking evasive if they refused to answer questions that impinged on medical confidentiality.
They would be on a hiding to nothing. Clearly, they remain responsible for ensuring the integrity of their competitions and that will not be compromised.
If the advice comes to them from the independent group that treatment has not successfully overcome concerns about Semenya competing against other women, then they will have to take a robust line.
If the news is more positive, then expect the teenage middle distance runner to simply start appearing again - I understand some kind of resolution either way is weeks rather than months away, so it is possible she could even turn out for South Africa at the World Junior Championships in Canada in July.
Semenya has not been included in the squad for now, but I gather that could be changed fairly easily.
If she does run in Canada, what can we expect?
Latest reports of her training times over 800m are in the range of one minute, 59 seconds to two minutes. Respectably quick, but a fair way off the 1:55.45 in Berlin that devastated the field and catapulted her to fame and infamy.
Gordon will be discussing the Semenya controversy on 5 live's Track and Field programme on Thursday from 1930 BST.