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Sport

The Olympics’ shameful transgender cop out

The International Olympic Committee have just* released a new framework for transgender and intersex inclusion in sports. The old Olympic guidelines from 2015 allowed Laurel Hubbard, a transgender weightlifter, to compete with women in Tokyo and were clearly not fit for purpose – even the IOC admitted that. But this new document is arguably even worse.

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Sport

New guidance recognises biological sex in sport

The Sports Councils Equality Group came out in defence of women-only sport
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Sport

Why this trans athlete is no Laurel Hubbard

Unlike the New Zealand weightlifter, Quinn is a biological female
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Sport

Does everyone agree transgender women are women?

The International Olympic Committee medical director seems to think so
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Sport

A new book explains why the first transgender athlete to compete against women at the Olympics has wired-in, unfair advantages

Laurel Hubbard, born male, is competing in women’s weightlifting. Hubbard may be classified female, but retains many of the the advantages of a male body. The key is testosterone, not just now, but in the past.

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Transgender

A gendered soul?

The trans debate was less toxic when it was a process, not an identity.