U.S. Olympics Committee Releases “Position Paper” on Transgender Participation
December 20, 2022
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee released its position paper recommending what are known as "category qualifiers" or "open" categories to address the issue of transgender athletes' participation in sports.
The federation said it wanted to follow the science in determining the conditions under which transgender athletes can compete once they reach puberty, which triggers significant differences in testosterone production between biologically born males and females. It acknowledged that the "sport landscape may leave currently competing athletes feeling uncertain regarding potential shifts in their eligibility status."