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British Olympians call for IOC to shelve ‘unfair’ transgender guidelines

• Survey of 15 female athletes finds frustration over current policy
• Group in favour of suspension of rules pending further research

The International Olympic Committee’s guidelines for transgender athletes are unfair on female athletes and should be suspended while more research is carried out, according to a group of former and current Team GB athletes surveyed by an academic.

In the survey of 15 female British Olympians, most of them answering anonymously, 11 also agreed with the view that “it can never be fair for transgender athletes who have been through male puberty to compete in female sport”, with another declining to answer.

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