World Athletics Council excludes transgender women from female events

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  • Ruling applies to athletes who have transitioned after puberty
  • Levels of permitted plasma testosterone also reduced by half

World Athletics has voted to ban transgender women from elite female competitions if they have undergone male puberty, in a decision the governing body said had been taken to “protect the future of the female category”.

Speaking after the ruling, which comes into effect on 31 March, the World Athletics president, Seb Coe, accepted that the decision would be contentious but said his sport had been guided by the “overarching principle” of fairness, as well as the science around physical performance and male advantage.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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