Football’s governing body FIFA is joining other sports federations in reviewing their rules for transgender athletes, a spokesperson has confirmed to DPA.
The aquatics body FINA and the International Rugby League (IRL) have decided to exclude transgender athletes from women’s events, and World Athletics may follow suit, according to its president Sebastian Coe.
The 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.
“Due to the ongoing nature of the process, FIFA is not in a position to comment on specifics of proposed amendments to the existing…