New Olympic policy looks to undo a half century of bigotry toward LGBTQ athletes

Written by on November 29, 2021

IOC leaders suggested the policy welcomed transgender athletes into Olympic competition, but, in reality, the restrictive protocols sidelined most prospects. The stipulations were invasive, expensive and unethical. Not all transgender athletes desired medical interventions, and mandating surgical procedures for sports participation violated their right to bodily autonomy. What’s more, many athletes could not obtain the required legal recognition from their countries.

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