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Two athletes will represent Namibia at this year’s IAAF World Youth Championships which will be held in Lille, France from July 6 to 10 2011.
South African world 800m champion Caster Semenya will return to competition next Thursday in the Finnish town of Lappeenranta, after an enforced break due to controversial gender tests, her agent said.
Semenya's agent Jukka Harkonen told Reuters on Thursday: "If nothing extraordinary happens she will compete in Lappeenranta,'' Jukka Harkonen told Reuters on Thursday.
"She is suffering from mild 'flu' which is the only thing that could impact it, but we have booked flights and agreed on everything."
Semenya, who was cleared to compete as a woman by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Tuesday, has not run competitively since undergoing gender tests at the Berlin world championships in August.
The Lappeenranta Games will be held on July 15 in the southeastern Finnish town, some 220 kms from the capital Helsinki.
Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) spokesperson says some officials are undergoing injury management course at Med Rescue.
World 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been left out of a preliminary South Africa squad to compete at the African Athletics Championships in Nairobi, Kenya in July despite having qualified since last year.