FINALLY! World Athletics Bans Biological Men from Competing in Female Events
It won't help the women who have already lost medals to men.
Biological men who have declared themselves female to compete in women's athletic events have finally been banned from doing so in the future. Transgender women will be excluded from all international female athletics events in future the sport's global governing body has said.
President Lord Coe said on Thursday: “The World Athletics Council has today taken decisive action to protect the female category in our sport and do so by restricting the participation of trans athletes.”
The ban will be imposed from March 31 and is the latest in a push across professional sporting bodies to restrict trans women from competing in female categories after a slew of events that have been won by men who have a huge biological strength advantage over women. The sports governing body had come under extreme criticism as the ridiculous spectacle looked likely to undermine the whole sport.
Trans activist group Stonewall said: "It is so disappointing to see World Athletics announce a unilateral ban on trans women in track and field events" adding that they had "no specific evidence to justify the ban."