Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports

Swimming’s new transgender policy could impact other sports

A ban on transgender women in international swimming and rugby this week has opened the door for track and field to consider taking the same approach in what could turn into a wave of political changes in Olympic sports. The announcement on Sunday by swimming’s governing body, FINA, was quickly followed by an offer of … Read more

Hockey, triathlon join raft of sports reviewing transgender policy

Hockey, triathlon join raft of sports reviewing transgender policy

June 22 (Reuters) – The International Hockey Federation (IHF) and the world triathlon have joined a group of governing bodies to review their policy on the participation of transgender athletes in women’s sport following last week’s ruling by FINA’s top swimming body. On Sunday, FINA voted to ban anyone who has gone through puberty from … Read more

FINA official hopes other sports follow transgender ruling

FINA official hopes other sports follow transgender ruling

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – FINA’s decision to restrict transgender athletes in elite women’s swimming has provided a blueprint for other sports to follow in balancing equity and inclusion, a senior medical official said. FINA made the decision on Sunday after its members heard a report from a transgender task force that includes prominent medical, legal and … Read more