Olympic committee releases inclusivity guidelines asking broadcasters to avoid 'problematic' terms for transgender athletes

Olympic committee releases inclusivity guidelines asking broadcasters to avoid ‘problematic’ terms for transgender athletes


The International Olympic Committee published a series of “portrayal guidelines” to discourage broadcasters from using “problematic” language when describing transgender athletes.

The guidelines said they seek to make print and television broadcasts of the Olympics “gender-equal, fair and inclusive representations” of sport, but simply pushed gender and sexual orientation-based ideologies through the method of controlling speech.

The third edition of the Portrayal Guidelines for “Olympic Movement stakeholders” called for the “gender-equal” portrayal of athletes in all forms of communication and asked for broadcasters to adapt their presentation to adhere to “cultural contexts.”

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This of course means nearly the entirety of the guidelines is focused on gender ideology.

Among the 30+ pages of religious doctrine were guidelines on “problematic language.” This particular section of speech-policing explained that there are many

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