Each sport must set transgender rules says IOC despite criticism | Cyprus Mail

The news/” 2169 target=”_blank”>International Olympic Committee (IOC) has defended its position that it is up to each news/” 2169 target=”_blank”>international sports body to set their own rules for transgender athletes’ inclusion, despite criticism from tennis great Martina Navratilova. Navratilova, a gay rights trailblazer, had slammed the IOC earlier this week for what she said was […]

Trans athlete Ivy slams FINA policy as ‘unscientific’ | Cyprus Mail

Transgender cyclist Veronica Ivy questioned the move by swimming’s governing body FINA to restrict the participation of trans athletes in elite women’s competitions, telling Reuters that there had not been enough research to guide such decisions. Ivy also criticised FINA’s plans to explore an “open” category as part of its policy that was passed following […]

Macau shuts most businesses amid COVID outbreak, casinos stay open | Cyprus Mail

The world’s biggest gambling hub Macau began its second day of mass COVID-19 testing on Monday after dozens of locally transmitted cases were discovered over the weekend, with most businesses shut but casinos remaining open. The testing of Macau’s roughly 600,000 residents is expected to end on Tuesday as the Chinese-ruled former Portuguese colony adheres […]

Parts of Shanghai return to lockdown, Beijing district shuts entertainment venues | Cyprus Mail

 Shanghai and Beijing went back on fresh COVID-19 alert on Thursday after parts of China’s largest economic hub started imposing new lockdown restrictions while the most populous district in the Chinese capital shut entertainment venues. Both cities had eased widespread COVID curbs recently after a decline in new cases. However, the country has stuck with […]