ESPN Coverage

Following the Duathlon World Championship race, ESPN published this:

AVILES, Spain — Chris Mosier of Team USA made sports history Sunday by becoming the first out transgender athlete to compete in an International Triathlon Union championship when he ran and biked in the world duathlon championship.

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VERY COOL!

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IOC opening field of competition to trans athletes with new policy

From ESPN:

The Olympics are reportedly opening the field of competition to transgender athletes by adopting an updated policy that reflects standards already adopted by other regulatory sports organizations.

As first reported by Outsports, in November the International Olympic Committee received new proposed guidelines from its “Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism,” allowing for broader policies for the inclusion of transgender athletes.

Olympics officials have yet to announce formally that the Games have adopted the new guidelines, which can be found on their website. If formally adopted, the potential rules update would bring the Olympics in line with the standards already employed by the NCAA in the United States by allowing both male-to-female and female-to-male transgender athletes to compete without having had surgery.

The Olympics already had rules formally allowing and acknowledging trans athletes’ right to compete but with specific provisions under the Stockholm Consensus adopted in 2004 before the Olympics in Athens: Transgender athletes had to have gender reassignment surgery; they must have legal recognition of the gender they were assigned at birth; and they had to have undergone at least two years of hormone replacement therapy after surgery. The proposed new rules would bring the Olympics in line with the NCAA’s standard of one year of hormone replacement therapy — with no surgical requirement — before being allowed to compete.

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Compete Magazine

I was thrilled to see Fallon Fox on the cover of the January 2016 issue of Compete Magazine, and equally excited to see a few mentions about the GO! Athletes Mentorship Program:

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The article on page 22 is one I wrote for the June 2015 issue, before the mentorship program was launched. But we got a timely reference as well, with a big thumbs up:

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The mentorship program is up and running and we are thrilled with the response and support we’ve received so far.

And a big thank you to both Connie and Eric, who mentioned me in their columns!