Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas Banned From Women Olympics

American transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas has been banned from the Olympics after losing a legal battle against the rules restricting her from participating.

The 25-year-old Thomas transitioned to female through hormonal therapy after swimming for the University of Pennsylvania team as a man for three years.

After dominating women’s sports and becoming the first openly transgender athlete to win an NCAA title, Lia Thomas sparked a big debate on whether it’s fair for transgender athletes to compete in female leagues.

Thomas took legal action against World Aquatics to challenge their policy on transgender athletes.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), an international body for sports disputes, decided that Thomas couldn’t compete in World Aquatics competitions.

World Aquatics welcomed the ruling as a win for women’s sports, emphasizing fairness and equal opportunities for all athletes.

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