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New rules for transgenders in 2016 Olympics

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The Olympics only guidelines are that male to female hormone therapy is a must but doesn’t comply for female to male.   Medical chiefs at the International Olympic Committee say that changes in these rules can see athletes partaking in Olympic events as soon as this year on the new rules. Those athletes that have already transitioned from male to female must however declare their gender identity as female. In the twelve months before competing they must also show that their testosterone levels are below 10 nanomols per litre. The levels of testosterone must remain below this whilst competing and testing could be carried out on a regular basis. The head of the IOC said ‘"it is necessary to ensure in so far as possible that trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity