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Anonymous Wants Saudi Arabia Banned From Olympics for Human Rights Abuses

Following Saudi Arabia’s head-chopping spree, the hacktivist group Anonymous has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban the Gulf Kingdom from the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Zika Outbreak Means It Is Now Time To Cancel Rio Olympics

Given the Zika virus outbreak, the International Olympic Committee needs to either move the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, postpone them, or cancel them. Prevention is the best course in the face of a serious threat to humanity.

IOC President Thomas Bach to tour proposed Olympic village at UCLA

LA2024 officials face an early but important test Monday in their campaign to bring the Summer Games to Southern California. The bid committee will spend the afternoon showing Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, the student housing at UCLA. Those dorms and suites represent...

Olympic leaders issue guidelines for dealing with Zika virus at 2016 Summer Games

With the Zika virus spreading quickly across the Americas -- including Brazil where the 2016 Summer Games will be held -- the International Olympic Committee on Friday sent a memo to its member nations with advice on safeguarding against the mosquito-borne outbreak. At the same time, multiple media...

Zika Virus Spurs Concerns Over Summer Games In Rio

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The International Olympic Committee is sending an advisory to participants on how to deal with the mosquito-borne virus. The games in Rio de Janeiro begin in 189 days.

LA 2024 continues to expand its staff as Olympic plans heat up

These are busy times for LA 2024 as the private bid committee works to finish its first "deliverable," about 60 pages of plans that must be submitted to the International Olympic Committee by next month. On Friday, the group announced it has hired veteran Olympic executive and consultant Terrence...

New IOC Rules Completely Change the Game for Trans Athletes

The rest of the sporting world now needs to follow the lead of the International Olympic Committee.

Zika Virus Prompts Rio 2016 Olympic Games Concern from IOC

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) will advise national Olympic bodies on how to deal with the growing threat of the Zika virus, according to reports. The Associated Press reports Thomas Bach, the IOC President, as being in “close...Show More Summary

IOC member Anita DeFrantz takes new role in L.A. Olympic bid

Anita DeFrantz, a longtime International Olympic Committee member from Los Angeles, has expanded her role in the campaign to bring the 2024 Summer Games to this city for a third time. The LA 2024 bid committee on Thursday named DeFrantz as senior advisor for legacy, charging her with finding ways...

Trans-Athletes to Compete in Olympics Based on Gender They Identify As

The International Olympic Committee has adopted new guidelines to allow transgender athletes to take part in this year's games in Rio de Janeiro without having to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

Olympics Will Now Allow Transgender Athletes To Compete WITHOUT Having Gender Reassignment Surgery — But There Are Some New Rules!

This is historic! The transgender community has been making some amazing strides this past year with its growing visibility in Hollywood — and now the sports world, too! The International Olympic Committee will now permit transgender...Show More Summary

Olympic Games Lift Restrictions On Trans Athletes

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The International Olympic Committee is adopting new guidelines that will make it easier for trans athletes to compete in the Olympic Games. Previously, trans athletes were required to undergo gender-reassignment surgery. According to guidelines made… Read The post Olympic Games Lift Restrictions On Trans Athletes appeared first on Towleroad.

IOC Loosens Guidelines on Transgender Athletes

Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in the Olympics and other international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery, according to new guidelines adopted by the International Olympic Committee. IOC medical officials say they changed the policy to adapt to current scientific, social, and legal attitudes on transgender issues. The...

Will Olympics Embrace Trans Athletes?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The International Olympic Committee will no longer require transgender athletes to undergo gender-reassignment surgery.

IOC To Let Transgender Athletes Compete Without Surgery

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has updated its 2003 policy on transgender athletes seeking to compete in the Olympics. Now,...

Trans Athletes No Longer Need Gender-Reassignment Surgery to Compete in the Olympics

Transgender athletes will face fewer barriers to participating in the Olympic Games, thanks to new guidelines first leaked late last week on Outsports and confirmed by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday. The recommendations...Show More Summary

Transgender Athletes Can Take Part in the Olympics Without Sex Reassignment Surgery

The International Olympic Committee announced its updated guidelines for transgender athletes on Monday. In the past, the IOC required that transgender athletes undergo sex reassignment surgery and hormone therapy to participate, but Olympians can now take part in the Games without undergoing the surgery. Show More Summary

International Olympic Committee Removes Sex Reassignment Surgery Requirement for Trans Athletes

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

The International Olympic Committee has updated their guidelines to state that transgender athletes are now allowed to compete regardless of surgery status.

Trans Athletes Can Compete In Olympics With Few Restrictions, IOC Says

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Transgender athletes will now be able to compete in the Olympics with few restrictions, according to new guidelines adopted by the sporting event's governing body. The International Olympic Committee's medical officials announced Sunday...Show More Summary

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