Olympic Committee Includes Transgender Athletes With New Policy
The International Olympic Committee released new guidelines that relax rules for transgender athletes in sporting events in time for the 2016 games.By Grant Suneson | January 24, 2016
As the International Olympic Committee gears up for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it's adopted new guidelines for including transgender athletes in competitions. (Video via Rio 2016)
The group behind the proposals said they're necessary to ensure that "trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in sporting competition."
One of the first major proposals: that gender reassignment surgery should not be required for any participant, saying that forcing someone to choose between surgery and competing would be inconsistent with human rights.