‘Conflicting opinions’: IOC’s transgender guidelines delayed again until 2022

  • Advice will ‘prioritise inclusion’ and ‘avoidance of harm’
  • Guidelines will also ‘separate gender from eligibility’

The International Olympic Committee’s new transgender guidelines for sports have been delayed again because of “very conflicting opinions” and are now unlikely to be published until after next February’s Beijing Winter Olympics, three years later than originally planned.

The news was revealed by the IOC’s science and medical director, Dr Richard Budgett, who said the forthcoming advice for international sports federations would “prioritise inclusion” and “avoidance of harm”.

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