The World Athletics chief said that fairness is ‘non-negotiable’

World Athletics could mimic swimming counterpart FINA by banning transgender women from taking part in elite female competitions, its head Sebastian Coe has hinted.

On Sunday in Budapest, where the World Championships are currently taking place, members of global swimming authority FINA voted to stop trans athletes from featuring in top-level women’s races if they have gone through any stage of male puberty. 

Simultaneously, plans to form a special ‘open’ category for those whose current gender identity differs to their birth sex were also revealed.

Previously urging care on deciding transgender participation rules back in March, while warning that women’s sports have a “very fragile” future, Coe welcomed FINA’s landmark move and revealed how World Athletics will also discuss adopting a new stance. 

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