President Baron Sebastian Coe backs FINA decision Swimming is the second Olympic sport governing body to explicitly ban transgender people from participating. Before that, only World Rugby had a rule banning transgender athletes from competing in 2020. In addition, according to a report by Reuters, the International Football Association (FIFA), like the World Athletics Federation, will begin to review the policies related to the eligibility of transgender people in this project.
What are the new rules of FINA? FINA photo restoration service president's new 34-page policy document states that transgender athletes who have undergone gender reassignment from men to women can compete in women's events, but only if they provide sufficient evidence that they "have not experienced the Any stage of male puberty after Tanner Stage 2" and "under 12 years of age". The decision was made during the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.
This means that the transgender American college swimmer Leah Leah, who has expressed her hope for an Olympic qualification Lia Thomas will not be allowed to compete in women's Olympic swimming. However, the rules do not apply to national swimming associations or the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) events, where Thomas recently won gold in the 500-meter freestyle.