World Athletics Bans Transgender Athletes From Competing In Female World Ranking Events

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
From The Right
Scott Barbour / Getty Images

The World Athletics Council announced on Thursday that it will not allow transgender athletes to compete against women in female World Rankings competitions.

The move, which goes into effect next week, will ban “male-to-female transgender athletes who have been through male puberty.”

“Decisions are always difficult when they involve conflicting needs and rights between different groups, but we continue to take the view that we must maintain fairness for female athletes above all other considerations,” said World Athletics President Sebastian Coe. “We will be guided in this by the science...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

AllSides Picks

More News about LGBTQ Issues from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right