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Indian athlete's gender questioned

Updated: November 14, 2012, 6:56 AM ET
Associated Press

KOLKATA, India -- Indian authorities investigating a rape case say a sprinter who won a women's relay gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games is actually a man.

Police charged Pinki Pramanik on Monday with raping and assaulting a woman she was living with in the eastern state of West Bengal. The woman alleged Pramanik was a man who had reneged on a promise to marry her.

Indian authorities said an eight-member medical board submitted a gender test along with the charge sheet that concluded ...

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