Swimming’s Governing Body Issues Controversial Ruling on Trans Athletes

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By Tobias Carroll Last November, the International Olympic Committee released its Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations. This was a document which noted the IOC’s commitment towards human rights and inclusion, as well as calling upon various sports’ governing bodies to come up with their own guidelines for the sports in question. On Sunday, FINA — the Fédération Internationale De Natation, which governs international elite swimming competitions — released its own guidelines regarding trans athletes. The question of trans wome…

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