This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

The International Olympic Committee Will Publish Trans Guidelines After Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will wait until after the Tokyo Olympics to publish the new guidelines on trans athletes that are “meant to protect inclusivity, safety and fairness in sport,” as ‘ESPN’ reports.

The IOC's medical and scientific director, Richard Budgett, said that making changes in policy so close to the Tokyo Olympics would not be “ethically or legally fair.”

Budgett said the IOC has talked to hundreds of athletes, doctors and human rights experts for input on guidelines.


“Somehow we have got to find a fair balance,” he said.

“Whatever is put in place will undoubtedly upset a lot of people,” Budgett continued.

He said the talks have been “a very difficult process, a very sensitive process, and there's no easy answer.

“We're talking about so few out of 11,000 athletes ... that actually it's much better to get this right, or as right as we can, rather than rushing something out just before the Games,” he concluded.


Read related myGwork articles here:


The future of sports is LGBTQ-inclusive, but how long will it take us to get there?

Teen Runners Sue To Block Trans Athletes From Girls’ Sport

Tennessee Bill Would Force Schools To Discriminate Against Trans Athletes

Canada To Allow Trans Student Athletes to Compete on Teams Aligning with Gender Identity

Gabby Logan Says Women’s Sports Need to Be “Protected” From Trans Athletes

Trans Woman Wins the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships



Keep up to date with the latest myGnews 

Sign up to mygwork

________

LGBT professionals, LGBT Graduates, LGBT professional network, LGBT professional events, LGBT networking events, LGBT Recruitment, LGBT Friendly organisations, LGBT Friendly companies, LGBT jobs 

Share this
Leave your comment
Post comment