Abuse and Discrimination

FINA’s ‘Gender Inclusion Policy’ and its Implications for Transgender Athletes

This article entitled, “FINA votes to restrict transgender participation in elite women’s competition,” was published by CBC and written by Ciaran Fahey. In its new “gender inclusion policy,” the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) introduced guidelines prohibiting the participation of swimmers who have undergone gender

Abuse-Free Sport’s New Role in Preventing Discrimination in Canadian Sport

Abuse-Free Sport is a newly instated national program that will prevent and address harassment and discrimination in Canadian sports. Developed by the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian government, Abuse Free Sport addresses alleged violations of the Universal Code of

Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya Appeals Court of Arbitration for Sport Decision

On 30 April 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivered an Award on the challenges brought by Caster Semenya and Athletics South Africa (ASA) to the validity of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) eligibility regulations on athletes with “differences of sexual

The Prevalence of Maltreatment in Canadian Sport

On May 7, 2019, AthletesCAN, in partnership with University of Toronto, released a detailed study called, The Prevalence of Maltreatment among Current and Former National Team Athletes. Maltreatment is an umbrella term that refers to: all types of physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, negligence

Launch of the Canadian Sports Hotline

On March 13, 2019, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) announced the launch of a national toll-free sport helpline to offer assistance to victims or witnesses of harassment, abuse or discrimination. This anonymous, confidential and independent service will allow victims to share and