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World Athletics, the International Athletics Federation, agreed Thursday that transgender athletes will not be allowed to compete in women’s international events.
The body’s president, Sebastian Coe, declared Thursday that as of March 31, no transgender athlete who has gone through male puberty will be allowed to participate in competitions that score for the world rankings.
He also added that a task force will be created to further investigate transgender eligibility guidelines. “We’re not going to say no forever,” Coe stated.
The World Athletics president added that the decision is “guided by the general principle of protecting the women’s category.”