International Swimming Federation President Husain Al-Musallam said the decision was made to "protect our athletes' rights to compete", but also to "protect the fairness of competition". World Athletics president Lord Coe welcomed FINA's decision and suggested that the World Athletics Federation could follow suit with similar rules. Baron Coe told the BBC there was "no room for negotiation" on the fairness of sporting competitions. _125551704_gettyimages-1386513701-3 Photo Credit: Getty Images / BBC News World Athletics
President Baron Sebastian Coe backs FINA decision Swimming is the second Olympic sport governing body to explicitly ban transgender people from photo restoration service 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 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.