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Semenya saga comes to just conclusion

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BBC Sport blog editor | 18:06 UK time, Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Justice has been done in the Caster Semenya case with the announcement by the IAAF that the world 800m champion can resume her athletics career.

It is good news not only for her but also for all the parties involved in what has been a sorry, traumatic and divisive episode.

The importance of following process within a sports governing body, at international and national level, has been demonstrated.

And although it has been an uncomfortable experience for all concerned, it has also provided an opportunity to learn from mistakes.

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