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Olympics Ask Sports Federations To Have Greater Inclusion For Transgender And Nonbinary Athletes

The International Olympic Committee this week recommended that elite sports organizations reevaluate how they include transgender, nonbinary and intersex athletes and determine their eligibility for competition alongside cisgender athletes, in a nonbinding and wide-ranging update to the organization’s previous policies. The IOC’s guidelines are not legally binding, and implementation is up to international sports federations — which establish rules for their sport. Still, LGBTQ+ advocacy groups and trans and nonbinary athletes celebrated the new focus on inclusion and non-discrimination.