Team USA athlete says Bidens new Title IX regulations put a nail in the coffin in death of female sports

Team USA athlete says Biden’s new Title IX regulations ‘put a nail in the coffin’ in death of female sports.

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Team USA World Masters track athlete Cynthia Monteleone accused President Biden on Thursday of putting “a nail in the coffin in the death of female sports” with his new proposed regulations that would include gender identity protections under Title IX.

“Let’s just face it, the administration’s ruling on Title IX just puts a nail in the coffin in the death of female sports,” Monteleone told “America Reports” host John Roberts. “You can say whatever you want about identification, but when it comes down to it, it’s a body versus a body, and both science and common sense tell us there is an advantage of a male body over a female body.”

The Biden administration marked the 50th anniversary of Title IX on Thursday with the announcement of new regulations that would include gender identity under the law’s protections. The Department of Education said the goal is to “strengthen protections for LGBTQI+ students who face discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”

President Biden proposed new regulations that would include gender identity protections under Title IX. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Monteleone said the administration, with these new regulations, is “killing the very definition of Title IX, which is inclusion of women and it’s actually excluding women by their interpretation.”

The track athlete relayed her personal experience competing against a biological male during the 2018 World Masters Athletics Championships in Málaga, Spain. She was advised at the time to keep quiet after raising concerns over a fair playing field when competing against transgender athletes, she said. Since then, she has emerged as an outspoken defender of female athletes and fair competition across women’s sports.

“When I went to Team USA management, my administration, my sports body administration, they told me there was nothing they could do and later said in fact we encourage you to keep quiet about this for your own safety,” Monteleone recalled.

Biden’s proposed regulations come days after FINA, swimming’s international governing body, approved a new policy that would limit the participation of transgender women from competing in high-level women’s swimming events.

Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas speaks to her coach after winning the 500 meter freestyle during an NCAA college swimming meet with Harvard Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.  (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

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