Media round table on athletes' inclusion on the basis of gender identity and sex characteristics – Information for the media

15 Nov 2021
IOC News Press Release

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold a virtual media round table on Tuesday 16 November 2021 from Olympic House, Lausanne (Switzerland).

This event will provide the opportunity to hear about the consultation process that has led to a new IOC Framework on Fairness, Inclusion and Non-discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Sex Variations, to be published on Tuesday 16 November.

Date: 16 November 2021

Time: 6 p.m. CET

You can sign up here to receive the link to attend the virtual technical media briefing.

Deadline to register: 12 p.m. CET on Tuesday 16 November 2021.

Please note: as part of the registration process, we may ask you to provide us with a press card or a letter from your editor in order for us to accept your registration.

Please click here to access the instructions on how to log in and ask questions during the round table.

If we give you the floor and you experience technical issues and cannot un-mute, please feel free to type your question in the chat box.


  • Richard BUDGETT, Medical and Scientific Director
  • Magali MARTOWICZ, Head of Human Rights
  • Katia MASCAGNI, Head of Public Affairs
  • Kaveh MEHRABI, Director of the Athletes' Department
  • Christian KLAUE, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Director


  • Presentation
  • Q&A session


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