Transgender Women Banned from Competing In International Events by World Athletics

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Transgender women have been banned from competing at international events in the female category by World Athletics.  Lord Coe, World Athletics president, said the decision was “guided by the overarching principle which is to protect the female category.”  He explained, “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.”