Let’s jump straight into the news this morning.
Here are the five biggest news stories you need to know today, Wednesday, June 22.
1. Soccer to review transgender rules after Rugby League joins ban.
Football’s governing body FIFA is joining other sport federations in reviewing their rules for transgender athletes, a spokesperson has confirmed.
A FIFA spokesperson told DPA that “FIFA is currently reviewing its gender eligibility regulations in consultation with expert stakeholders.”
“FIFA thereby takes guidance from many stakeholders (medical, legal, scientific/performance and human rights) as well as the November 2021 IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations.
The move comes after aquatics body FINA and the International Rugby League (IRL) decided to exclude transgender athletes from women’s…