Lord Sebastian Coe, the president of World Athletics, the governing body for international track and field competitions, has hinted that the organisation may adopt new eligibility requirements that could see trans athletes banned from facing off against women as he hailed the move by Fina to ban transgender people who experienced male puberty from female swimming matches.
“We see an international federation asserting its primacy in setting rules, regulations and policies that are in the best interest of its sport,” Coe told BBC Sport.
“This is as it should be. We have always believed that biology trumps gender and we will continue to review our regulations in line with this. We will follow the science.