Support Group

Support Group


[text last updated 01 May 2014 – graph updated monthly]

The UK group started developing this site during 1996/7 and the pages were hosted by until February 2007.

Webhits early 1998 to Jan 2007

The graph below shows the number of accesses (hits) per month to the contents list, general pages, and graphics on the site. Up to January 2007 the figures were provided by and 25,000 hits a month approximated to 100 people per day looking at the home page plus three other pages.

Webhits from March/April 2007

In mid-February 2007 we moved our web pages from to a new hosting arrangement (and started using the domain that we had purchased in mid-2000). Statistics for rolex uk the ‘new’ site were switched on in mid-April and the figures were extrapolated in order to estimate the hits for that month. The first full month’s statistics were for May 2007. The numbers started off lower than those provided by possibly because of a different data collection algorithm.

AISSG Web Site (Hits per month)

August 2009 was the month that the Caster Semenya issue hit the headlines (18 year-old S. African medal-winning runner accused of not being a woman) and AIS was mentioned quite a lot in the media. On 11 Sept speculation broke out that Caster fake watches possibly had an intersex condition. On 12 Sept The Independent newspaper carried an article that included our web address, as did the Mirror on 14 Sept, and The Independent again on 22 Sept. BBC Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Live’ web page did likewise, to accompany a broadcast on 26 Sept. The site was offline for about 8 days in April 2014.

If you would like to tell us which pages you’ve found particularly helpful and what improvements you would like to see, please contact the UK group.

The hierarchy of pages is colour-coded to help in orientation:

Level 1 (top level) = cream-coloured (main pages like this page and those listed on the left)
Level 2 (middle level) = pale green (articles/discussions) or pale purple (personal stories)
Level 3 (lower level) = white (letters relating to articles/discussions). There are only a few of these.

You can retrace your steps from any page by using the ‘left arrow’ button in your browser’s toolbar.
A Note About PDFs

Some of our web pages provide access to documents in PDF (Portable Document Format) that you swiss replica watches can view/print and/or download to your computer. Before you can do this you’ll need some PDF Reader software on your PC. Two such packages are available as a free download (you may need to specify which PC platform you are using, e.g. Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP):

Adobe’s PDF Reader – (Ver. 6.0.1 is 8.7 MB) download from

Foxit’s PDF Reader – (Ver. 2.1 is less than 1 MB) download from

Once you have a PDF Reader installed, you are ready to access PDF files via web pages, as follows:

Click on the web page link that provides access to the PDF file.
Follow the online instructions (“Open PDF while it is on the remote server” or “Download a copy to your PC first”).
If prompted, choose a directory (folder) on your computer to store the file/s.
If you downloaded the PDF file to your computer at Steps 2 and 3, open it using your PDF Reader.
If you paid a fee to access the PDF (most allow free access) enter the password you were given.
Once the PDF document displays you can print it if necessary, as follows:
Click anywhere in the browser window that displays the PDF document (to make sure that your cursor is in that window) and from the appropriate menu option at the top of your browser, choose Print or Print Frame (the exact wording of the command will depend on the browser you are using). To make sure it prints properly onto your size of paper, you may need to choose the Shrink to Print option just before you print the file.

Note: Not all browsers behave the same way; the document will most likely be displayed in the right-hand frame (where this text currently appears). With some browsers you can force the document to be displayed in another copy of the browser and it will display better. If you are reading it online, don’t forget that you can resize the frames (click and drag) to make the document display better. However, since you are most likely going to print the document and not read it on-line, it may not be important how nicely it displays on the screen.