Trans athletes will now be allowed to compete in the Olympics without getting surgery first


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | January 22, 2016

The International Olympic Committee will be allowing trans people to compete without being expected to get surgery first, according to a new report.

New guidelines have been put in place to ensure trans people are not excluded from competing in the worldwide sporting competition.

The IOC have found: ‘To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights.’

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