June 23, 2024

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England bans transgender athletes from participating in national competitions

England bans transgender athletes from participating in national competitions

The British cycling organization in the United Kingdom banned cycling, transgender and non-binary athletes from competing this Friday, saying it was unfair.With all female cyclists “.

The announcement comes after Boris Johnson told reporters on Wednesday that “biological men should not compete in women’s sporting events.” Although the British Prime Minister’s intervention was praised by former Olympic swimmer Sharon Davis and cyclist Nicole Cook, it was heavily criticized on social media.

Cyclist Emily Bridges, who began the transition process last year, will be out of the upcoming races even if the athlete’s testosterone levels are indicated in the 12 months leading up to the race. The athlete’s mother sought Twitter By email to share that her daughter was excluded from the contest and that in the next few hours, the family will appeal against this decision.

The policy of allowing these athletes to participate in various cycling events nationwide was renewed in January this year to allow the athlete to participate in the women’s division, however, it is now indefinitely suspended and awaiting full review. Will start in the next few days. In weeks. “As an organization, we are committed to ensuring that transgender and non-binary cyclists are welcomed, supported and celebrated in the cycling community, and that the inclusion of these groups in non-competitive activities will not be affected by the suspension,” said British Cycling. A report was sent to the Daily Mail.