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The International Olympic Committee is overhauling its rules for transgender competitors after the Tokyo Olympics, saying the current regulations are outdated. The IOC approved rules in 2015 allowing transgender athletes to compete in the Olympics against competitors of their gender identity as long as the transgender athlete met certain qualifications. For transgender women — biological males — the athlete’s testosterone level must measure below 10 nanomoles per liter for at least a year prior to competing. The IOC now says the rule is outdated and needs revision, according to Yahoo Sports. The announcement comes after Olympic weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, a 43-year-old transgender female, became the first openly transgender person to compete in the Olympics on Monday. Hubbard, the oldest contestant in women’s weightlifting, failed to score on three attempts and was knocked out of competition. Two scientists consulting with the IOC say the 10 nanomole threshold is too high and should be cut by half. Experts also say the standard should be different depending on the sport the trans competitor is playing.

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