Statement on FINA banning transgender athletes from women’s races

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Erika Patrikainen EGLSF General Secretary: EGLSF on FINA banning transgender athletes from women's elite races Last Sunday, FINA, the world governing body for swimming, voted to effectively ban transgender athletes from competing in women's elite races with the statement that “male-to-female transgender athletes …. are eligible to compete in the women’s category … if they can establish to FINA’s comfortable satisfaction that they have not experienced any part of male puberty beyond Tanner Stage 2 or before age 12, whichever is later.” Shortly afterwards, the International Rugby League (IRL) issued a statement [...]