Fifa to review its gender eligibility regulations in wake of Fina ruling

Governing body reacts to landmark decision in elite swimmingFifa to work on ‘case-by-case basis’ until new regulations startFifa has confirmed it is reviewing its gender eligibility regulations as world sports governing bodies seek to establish policies that will make their competitions fair and inclusive across the board.The inadequacy or absence of existing gender policies was brought into sharp focus on Sunday when Fina, swimming’s governing body, voted to bar transgender women from elite female competitions if they have experienced any part of male puberty. In addition, Fina promised to create a working group to establish an “open” category for trans women in some events as part of its new policy.

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