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Five Olympic Rowers Protest US Rowing’s Gender Identity Policy in Newsweek: ‘Our Sport is Discriminating Against Females’

The letter in Newsweek begins: USRowing rejected fairness for female rowers of all ages and levels with the release of its updated Gender Identity Policy on December 1. We are a group of former Olympic rowers, and we are enraged that USRowing would adopt a policy that so blatantly discriminates against female athletes in rowing. The…
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FINA announces new policy on gender inclusion

FINA Member Federations voted Saturday in support of a new FINA policy on gender inclusion presented at the FINA Extraordinary General Congress 2022. The vote, which was 71.5 percent in favour of the new policy, took place after Congress heard speeches from representatives of a working group that was set up in November 2021. This…
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Virginia Tech Swimmer Blasts NCAA in Letter After Trans Swimmer Takes Her Spot

Reka Gyorgy of Virginia Tech, who was bumped out of a final by trans swimmer Lia Thomas at the NCAAs, wrote the following letter, earning praise from many for making a stand on an important issue: Dear NCAA, I would like to address this past week’s events and express my thoughts. First, I would like to…
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PART I – An Overview of the CAS Ad Hoc Division Decisions from the 2022 Beijing Olympics

(Editor’s note: What follows is an excerpt from an extensive article that appeared last night in Sports Litigation Alert, the nation’s leading sports law periodical. The excerpt includes one of several decisions highlighted in the article. Hackney Publications offers student, professor, library and law firm subscription rates.) By Jared P. Vasiliauskas & Michael V. Viverito,…
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Sports Law Professor Named Sports Law Expert for Radio Canada

Benoit Girardin, a professor in sports law at McGill, Ottawa and HEC Montréal universities and legal counsel for many sport organizations in Canada, has been named as sport law analyst by Radio Canada for the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games and as ombudsperson by the Canadian Paralympic Committee for the 2022 Paralympic Games Girardin, President and…
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Prominent Sports Lawyer and Former Olympian Makes a Provocative Point About Trans Women Competing Against Biological Women

Nancy Hogshead-Maker, a former Olympic Gold Medalist and prominent sports lawyer, has kicked off a spirited and voluminous debate on social media when she shared her position on trans women competing against biological women in sporting contests. Her post: Trans women should compete with biological women, so long as they mitigate their sex-linked, male-puberty advantage…
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