Football’s FIFA joins other sports in reviewing transgender rules

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Football’s governing body FIFA is joining other sports federations in reviewing their rules for transgender athletes, a spokesperson confirmed to dpa on Tuesday. The aquatics body FINA and the International Rugby League (IRL) decided over the past days to exclude trans athletes from women’s events, and World Athletics may follow suit, according to its president Sebastian Coe. The FIFA spokesperson told dpa that “FIFA is currently reviewing its gender eligibility regulations in consultation with expert stakeholders. “FIFA thereby takes guidance from many stakeholders (medical, legal, scientific…

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