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Martina Navratilova says including trans women in sport is ‘tricky’

Czech tennis player and 18-time Grand Slam winner Martina Navratilova has told a summit in Scotland that her views on transgender women competing in women’s sport are “about biology”. Navratilova, 62, was speaking at the fifth annual Aberdeen Standard Investments diversity summit in Gleneagles, held in association with The Times. Navratilova said: “In sport we have categories and it’s about biology and fairness, so I was always coming about it from that angle. And I still am.” “I don’t think it should be up to women and girls to prove...
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UN condemns forcing women athletes to limit testosterone amid intersex row

The United Nations (UN) top rights group has condemned moves to force female athletes to regulate testosterone The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has said forcing women athletes to cut testosterone intake could breach international human rights rules. The rare intervention by the UN comes amid athlete Caster Semenya’s appeal hearing against the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) rules on testosterone suppression. The South African 800-meters Olympic champion has the intersex condition, hyperandrogenism, which causes higher testosterone levels, Reuters reports. Semenya is hoping to overturn IAAF regulations designed to...
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