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Access & Opportunity in Sport

The physical and social benefits of athletic competition are clear, but across the globe, many are still unable to enjoy them.

Can sport evolve to be more inclusive and adapt to the bodies, minds and circumstances of everyone who wants to play?

Julie-Anne Curtiss, a transgender woman and community rugby player, found camaraderie and community in the sport.

But this year, she faced an abrupt change of course by rugby’s leaders in the United Kingdom and around the world. The sport’s new restrictions, seen in other sports as well, threaten to severely limit participation for – and in many cases outright exclude – non-gender conforming athletes, especially transgender women.

Read more about Curtiss’ experience in the eye of this storm, and what it means for rugby and other sports in the U.K.

Each issue of Global Sport Matters aims to share knowledge and focus its storytelling around a topic that makes an impact on sport and the world at large.

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