The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released updated guidelines that reflect “current scientific, social, and legal attitudes” by eliminating the requirement for trans athletes to have surgery before competing in the Olympics and other international events.
Chris, who is MMC’s Assistant Director of Residence Life, told New York Magazine that removing the surgery requirement is a huge victory that would have happened at some point but was hurried along by his case.
“Medical experts have said that this is unnecessary, that anatomical changes have no impact on sport performance. I think that we’ve been working toward this change and it really just took having an athlete and a name and a face to put to a story to see how this impacts people.”
We are so proud of Chris and will be cheering him on in his next race!