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FIFA preparing changes for transgender athletes – media

Football’s main governing body FIFA has already outlined new regulations that will make it easy for transgender women to compete in elite female football, according to a report. The Mail on Sunday claim that the draft framework removes the testosterone threshold for transgender women and proposes that footballers should also be …

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Poll reveals Americans’ attitudes to trans athletes

Only around 3 of 10 Americans believe that trans females should be permitted to compete in women’s sports, according to new polling data published by the Washington Post. The results of the poll, which was conducted last month and involved more than 1,500 people, found that 55% of respondees were …

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Louisiana bans trans athletes from female sports teams

Transgender athletes will no longer be able to take part in sports on girls and women’s teams in Louisiana after a bill was passed to become law there on Monday. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards allowed the bill to pass despite previously saying he was opposed to the legislation and …

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Bans protect Russian athletes, IOC chief insists

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has claimed sanctions were imposed on Russian sport partly for the good of its athletes, while cautioning any Russian stars against supporting their country’s military campaign in Ukraine. Speaking at an IOC session in Switzerland on Friday, Bach repeated the refrain that the …

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Blind Russian athletes banned

Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from competitions by the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA), which announced a “very difficult and painful decision” on Wednesday. The IBSA confirmed the development through a statement on its official website written by president Sandro Di Girolamo. “With reference to the decisions issued by the …

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Winter Olympics too cold, claim athletes

With the Beijing Games now in full swing and the first round of events well and truly underway, it hasn’t taken very for a number of athletes ensconced in the Olympic Village to speak out against some of the conditions they are enduring in the Chinese capital – with some …

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FBI tells Olympic athletes to use burner phones in Beijing

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned American athletes taking part in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games to leave their phones in the US, claiming that unspecified “malicious cyber activities” could take place in China. In a notice on Monday, the FBI told athletes that vague “cyber actors” …

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Defiant Trump vows to ban trans athletes

Donald Trump has waded into the growing debate surrounding transgender athletes in the United States while speaking at a ‘Save America’ rally in Texas, vowing that they will no longer be permitted to compete against biologically-born women when the Republican Party wrestles back control from their Democrat counterparts.  Trump, who stopped short …

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USA Gymnastics settles with abused athletes

The settlement was announced on Monday by the federal bankruptcy court in the Southern District of Indiana. USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy protection in 2018, following a deluge of lawsuits over years of Nassar’s abuse. “This chapter is finally closed,” tweeted Rachael Denhollander, whose 2016 complaint brought Nassar’s abuses to light. …

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