The International Olympic Committee agreed to allow transsexuals who have undergone sex change surgery to compete in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, and in all future Olympics competitions.

The International Olympic Committee agreed to allow transsexuals who have undergone sex change surgery to compete in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, and in all future Olympics competitions. According to the Associated Press, the decision came after the Olympic committee convened an October meeting in Sweden of medical specialists in the field of gender reassignment surgery. The committee was expected to issue an official announcement about the change in the next few weeks, the AP reported.