In 2021 NOC*NSF published the Guidance on gender and sex diverse individuals. The guideline is intended as a guide to help sports federations, clubs, and athletes to develop a sports environment in which everyone feels safe and at home. The guideline provides sports providers with the right knowledge, experience, and viewpoints so that they can put an inclusive and socially safe sports club into practice.

The guideline is based on personal experiences of gender and sex-diverse individuals, associations and clubs, advice from interest groups and scientific research, and is illustrated with examples from practice.

The guidance includes:

  • An explanation about frequently used terminology;
  • Recommendations on leadership and education;
  • Practical advice for developing an inclusive sports environment;
  • An inclusion checklist;
  • Explanation of the regulations in national and international elite sports;
  • References for more information.