ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

British Female Olympians Argue Against ‘unfair’ Trans Women Athletes

03/05/2019 | Reuters

British female Olympians lined up to criticize the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sport on Tuesday, as debate rages over whether male-to-female athletes retain unfair physical advantages after taking cross-sex hormones. The row over who should compete in women’s sport exploded in October when Rachel McKinnon became the first trans woman to win a track cycling world title and was reignited when Martina Navratilova criticized the inclusion of trans women last month. “I believe it is unfair in the extreme to expect women simply to move over and make way for male-to-female (MtF) transitioning athletes,” Sharron Davies, who won a silver medal at the 1980 Olympics, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.


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