By CIARÁN FAHEY, AP Sports activities Author
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing physique has adopted new guidelines for transgender athletes, solely allowing swimmers who transitioned earlier than age 12 to compete in ladies’s occasions.
FINA members voted 71.5% in favor of the brand new “gender inclusion coverage” on the group’s extraordinary basic congress on Sunday. It can apply to all its occasions from Monday.
The 24-page coverage additionally consists of proposals for a brand new “open competitors” class. FINA mentioned it was organising a “a brand new working group that can spend the following six months the best methods to arrange this new class.”
The vote got here after members heard displays from of three specialist teams – an athlete group, a science and medication group and a authorized and human rights group – that had been working collectively to type the coverage following suggestions given by the Worldwide Olympic Committee final November.
The IOC urged shifting the main target from particular person testosterone ranges and calling for proof to show when a efficiency benefit existed.
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