Swimming – Minister wants UK sports bodies to follow FINA’s lead in transgender policy

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(Reuters) – Sports minister Nadine Dorries said she agreed with FINA’s decision to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s swimming competitions and will encourage British governing bodies to follow suit. Swimming’s world governing body made the decision at its extraordinary general congress on Sunday after members heard a report from a transgender task force comprising leading medical, legal and sports figures. “It is just unacceptable that trans women compete in women’s sport,” Dorries told LBC Radio late on Sunday. “I’ve been of the opinion FINA came to today for…

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