Swimming’s world governing physique FINA has voted to ban athletes who’ve gone by means of male puberty from racing in girls’s occasions.

As well as, FINA will arrange a working group with a view to establishing an open competitors class, open to athletes “with out regard to their intercourse, their authorized gender, or their gender identification”.

The game’s new gender inclusion coverage was handed by greater than 70 per cent of member federations at a rare congress in the course of the ongoing World Championships in Budapest.

FINA president Husain Al-Musallam stated: “We have now to guard the rights of

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Athletes representing the Russian Olympic Committee march within the opening ceremony of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.AP Photograph/Jae C. Hong

  • The Worldwide Olympic Committee has beneficial bans for Russian and Belarusian athletes.

  • Monday’s assertion from the Olympics governing physique comes as Russia’s Ukraine invasion intensified.

  • The IOC additionally moved to take away Vladimir Putin and different Russian officers from the Olympic Order.

The Worldwide Olympic Committee has taken its most critical measures but to rebuke Russia and Belarus for his or her involvement within the struggle in Ukraine.

In a assertion revealed Monday, the governing physique for the

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Notes come from all around Chicago outdoors and beyond.


Sondra Katzen forwarded photos from Dave Derk of a barred owl in his yard recently in Palos Park.

WOTW, the celebration of wild stories and photos around Chicago outdoors, runs most weeks in the special two-page outdoors section in the Sun-Times Sports Saturday. To make submissions, email [email protected] or contact me on Facebook (Dale Bowman), Twitter (@BowmanOutside) or Instagram (@BowmanOutside).



Aug. 28-29: Palatine, palatineparks.org

Sept. 10-11: Morris, [email protected] or (815) 343-7330

Sept. 11-12: Diamond, [email protected]

Sept. 25-26:

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