Conference in Rome on gender identity and integration in Olympic sport

Competitiveness and gender identity, inclusion of transgender athletes and DSD in elite sport: Rome at the center of the debate. One of the most delicate issues of the moment is the heart of the conference to be held on Friday 1 July at the Hall of Honor of Coni, under the auspices of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (Fims), the Italian Federation of Sports Medicine and the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. A scientific conference entitled “Integration of athletes with differences in sexual development (DSD) and transgender in Olympic sport”.

This initiative has the participation of the most important international experts as Professor. Ugur Erdener, President of the IOC Medical Commission, Professor Fabio Pigozzi, President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine (Fims) and President of Nado Italia, Vice-Rector of the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, Professor of Sports Science at the University of Brighton, member of the IOC Medical Commission, Professor Michael Geistlinger, one of the leading experts in the field of international sports law, engineer Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the ‘”Association of Summer Olympic International Federations” (Asoif), and on behalf of athletes Fiona May.

Also present will be the president of Coni and a member of the IOC, Dr. Giovanni Malagò and the presidents of many National Sports Federations. The conference will address the issue of the inclusion of DSD and Transgender athletes in elite sport from multiple points of view (biomedical, legal, sports governance), while ensuring the security and equality of opportunities for all competing athletes. Very current issues.

Weightlifting halfway, Urso candidate for the presidency of the International Federation

International weightlifting is in the middle: after all the scandals that have happened to it in recent years (just a few days ago the news of the radiation of former President Tamas Ajan) is called to decide its future during the head of the week. In fact, the international congress during which the new positions will be elected will take place in Tirana tomorrow and Sunday. The president of the Fipe, Antonio Urso, is a candidate for the title of president and general secretary. This is really the last chance for the IWF to recycle and give a new face to the discipline, tainted by 44 years of gloomy management, which has received more than one IOC warning: the risk is to leave the Games Olympics after Paris 2024. An inconceivable blow for one of the sports that played a leading role in the Olympic Games since ancient Greece. The Bear has fought for years against abuse, doping, cover-ups, denunciation and confrontation, always; his statements that allowed the German broadcaster ARD to discover the Pandora’s box, in February 2020, his are the documents on which revolves the entire McLaren report, which has publicly put in black and white all the rot of the ‘IWF. In Urso’s program, “the fight against doping and the protection of discipline, I am willing to work with everyone whenever it changes course.”

Matarrese in the world of football: “How angry you are …”

“Why aren’t we living a happy time like the one I lived through? This book has to be read to understand what’s going on in the world of football. I don’t want to be a school teacher, but you’ll understand my remorse. I’m sad to see the critical moment that Italian football is experiencing. Let’s read it together, so that we understand it “. This was stated by Antonio Matarrese, former president of Serie A and the FIGC, during the presentation of his book ‘And now I speak’ at the Salon d’Honor del Coni. “I don’t want to prosecute, but you’re angry,” continued the presidents of Lazio, Claudio Lotito, and Lega di A, Lorenzo Casini, present in the room. “There was a fight between the Lega and the FIGC, but I don’t see any dialogue, just resistance. Lower your arms so that football is not saved. I was saddened to see the Federation going to court against the League, the same family going to court. a set of businesses, but as a family “. Words heard by important guests. From the president of the FIGC Gabriele Gravina to the number one of the Cip Luca Pancalli, through the president of Sport and Health, Vito Cozzoli, and the number one of the Amateur League and Series C, Giancarlo Abete and Francesco Ghirelli, in addition to the host, Giovanni Malagò. Matarrese was one of the greatest coaches in football, in difficult times.

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