South Africa's Olympic body suspends country's own track federation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's Olympic committee has suspended the national track federation and says athletes like Caster Semenya won't be able to compete at the Olympics or Commonwealth Games until problems are resolved.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said on Sunday that it had "cut ties" with Athletics South Africa.

The battle between SASCOC and ASA is also complicated by the apparent support for the track federation from international athletics body International Association of Athletics Federations, which still recognises ASA.

SASCOC said that ASA was suspended as a member of the Olympic body but "can continue to engage with the IAAF on the functioning and administration of the sport".

SASCOC suspended the ASA board in April, but the board reinstated itself on Saturday.

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