July 21, 2016
Olympics and Transgenders
Did you know that back in 2009 the United Nations granted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Permanent Observer status enabling IOC to be directly involved in the UN Agenda and attend UN General Assembly meetings to give their input? Through this partnership, “sport was officially recognized as an ‘important enabler’ of sustainable development and included in the UN’s Agenda 2030.” Neither did I until I interviewed Steve McConkey with 4 Winds Christian Athletics recently!
What I did know, and the purpose for the interview, was the IOC has again changed its transgender policy. In 2003, the IOC allowed transgenders to compete after sex reassignment surgery and two years of hormone therapy. With the new rules, no reassignment surgery is necessary and athletes have to receive only one year of hormone therapy.
“To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights,” the International Olympic Committee said in its decision.
And this doesn’t give fully anatomical males an unfair advantage over women?
My question to Steve towards the end of the interview was, “What can the average citizen do to express his or her outrage over this ludicrous decision?” His response was to contact the US Olympic Committee to voice your opinion.
Let the US Olympic Committee know what you think about the new transgender policy. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the main number at 719-632-5551 or toll free 1 (888) 222-2313. Their mailing address is
United States Olympic Committee
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Since Bruce Jenner has become the poster child for the transgender movement, we’ve seen an astounding push to normalize those confused about their sex. In all areas of life we’ve witnessed this push – to open the bathrooms, locker and shower rooms in schools (Obama’s May 13th Edict) to fitness clubs (Planet Fitness) and department stores (Target). Where will it end?