Sporting bodies now have no choice but to address an issue which for years has been regarded as too dangerous to touch
Forget Centre Court, St Andrews or Wembley. The biggest battles in this summer of sport are being fought over in the boardrooms and backrooms, as federations wrestle with the thorniest question of all: should transgender women be allowed to participate in female sport?
For years most have regarded the issue as too dangerous to touch: the sporting equivalent of playing pass the parcel with a live grenade. Now, though, they have no choice. The emergence of elite trans women, such as the weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, the swimmer Lia Thomas and the cyclist Emily Bridges, has seen to that. Decisions are having to be made. Hard choices, too.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jun/20/no-magic-solution-in-the-battle-over-trans-inclusion-in-womens-sport under the title “No magic solution in the battle over trans inclusion in women’s sport | Sean Ingle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.