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UK bans transgender cyclists from competing with women

MOSCOW, Apr 8 against transgender athletes and decided to ban them from competing with women, according to the official website of the organization. Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that men should not participate in women's sports competitions. We are talking about transgender athletes who, having changed their gender, compete with women, often leaving them no chance of winning.”Due to differences in the policy pursued by British Cycling and the International Cycling Union regarding the process of licensing athletes, currently transgender people can qualify to race domestically This allows riders to earn ranking points that influence selection decisions to race in the national championship, which is not only unprecedented in our sport, but also unfair to all female riders and throws a challenge to the integrity of racing,” the statement said. On Wednesday, British Cycling’s Board of Directors voted to immediately suspend the current policy on transgender and non-binary athletes pending a complete overhaul. The process of change will begin in the coming weeks.” We continue to want transgender and non-binary people to be welcomed and supported in the cycling community. The policy suspension will not affect the inclusion of these groups in non-competitive competitive activities. We will also continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our sport remained free from hatred and discrimination in all forms,” ​​the statement said.


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