The South African runner Caster Semenya will not be allowed to compete until a resolution has been reached in her gender case.
Semenya underwent gender verification tests after she won the women's 800 metres at the Berlin world championships last August, following a rapid improvement in her performances.
The International Association of Athletics Federations has yet to reveal the results of the tests.
Athletics South Africa administrator Ray Mali says the 19-year-old athlete will be allowed to race only once the IAAF has cleared her.
Yesterday local media quoted Semenya's coach Michael Seme as saying she was preparing to participate in a local series event beginning on February 19th.
Semenya and her family have maintained that she is a woman and that publicity surrounding the case has caused hardships.