79. Sex discrimination: sporting exception.

The Equality Act 2010 allows for separate sporting competitions to be organised for men and for women where the activities in question are 'gender affected'1. A 'gender-affected activity' is a sport, game or other activity of a competitive nature in circumstances in which the physical strength, stamina or physique of average persons of one sex would put them at a disadvantage compared to average persons of the other sex as competitors in events involving the activity