Why can't transgender individuals compete in the olympics?

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  • 3 years ago
    Best Answer

    Who says they can't? Certainly not the IOC.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jan/25/ioc-...

    Source(s): Pay no attention to the Hego Najigga troll. He thinks it's socially acceptable to show off his appalling ignorance in public.
  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Intersex people like Semenya should be (and now is) allowed to compete. She was born with naturally higher testosterone and no ovaries. Transsexuals, people who have sex changes, must take hormones for life. Hormones=doping. It's one thing if you're just born lucky like Semenya, it's another thing entirely if you take pills for it, even if you have a legitimate medical reason. They don't let athletes take ADHD or hundreds of other stimulants either.

    • Jessica
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      Do please go and get a Doctorate in Sports Physiology before you make any more ignorant pronouncements.

  • 3 years ago

    There DNA determines physical ability. Most males of the same size can outperform females due to differences in bone and muscle development.

    • Jessica
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      No, actually not. It's other hormones which determine that. DNA has no function after the individual is conceived.

  • 3 years ago

    They can't compete in same gender events as DNA tests will reveal they are either male or female.

    • Jessica
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      The IOC has rules about how DNA testing is done and when it's acceptable. Currently those rules allow trans people.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Because they don't allow them to use the bathrooms they want.

    • Jessica
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      3 years agoReport

      I recommend that you try knowing what you're talking about next time, anonymous coward.

  • 3 years ago

    You have to be male or female, not feel like one.

  • 3 years ago

    cos rules is rules

  • 3 years ago

    DNA

    • Jessica
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      DNA doesn't do what you think it does.

  • 3 years ago

    They can and do! :)

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