Analysis: South Africa Official Apologies on Runner's Gender Test
The lead is important because it sets the image of the story for its reader. Both stories leads were writen in one sentence and it was easy to find the action.
The story by Chicago Tribune was detailed in what happened. Moreover, it includes all of the five W's: which are who, what, when, where, and why. The lead sentence was written in active sentence which made the story more stronger.
The story of BBC lacked some information in the lead, it was general but not specific enough to kee pthe reader interested. However, it was more concise and summarized the most important feature of the story.