An unusual situation in international boxing. Cuban boxer Andy Cruz is said to be trying to flee the United States after failing to take part in a tournament held in Playa Giron, Cuba. At 26, Olympic champion in Tokyo in the under-63kg category, three-time world champion and two-time Pan American Games champion Cruz fled Cuba and is currently in the third country en route to the United States. He is considered one of Cuba’s boxing greats, but was recently pulled out of a tournament in Mexico due to behavioral problems.
FINA unveils new rules for transgender athletes
FINA (International Federation of Aquatic Sports), announced new rules for the participation of transgender athletes in the Federation’s official competitions during an extraordinary congress held in Budapest, Hungary yesterday. Now, FINA will only accept transgender women if they undergo medical treatment that suppresses testosterone production before the onset of male puberty or before the age of 12 (whichever is earlier). In November 2021 a working group composed of athletes, scientists, legal and human rights experts submitted the proposal and it was approved by 71.5% of the national federations present in Congress.