UCI and other sports bodies will have to decide if they incorporate IOC's new transgender guidelines

New guidelines will not take place until after the Beijing Winter Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee has updated its guidelines in relation to the participation of transgender women within competitive sport, but has shifted the onus onto each sport to decide if they follow the rules or not.

In a marked difference from the 2015 guidelines that stated that trans women had to reduce their testosterone levels to under 10 n/mol per litre for at least a period covering 12 months before being allowed to complete, the IOC have now reversed that requirement.

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