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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was among the targets. The IOC are investigating. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating several ugly anti-LGBT comments made on air by Russian television personalities. Russia under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin has taken an increasingly hostile approach to LGBT+ rights in recent years,...
The Olympian says “age has caught up” with her, hinting at an exit from competitive weightlifting. New Zealander weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has hinted that Tokyo 2020 will be her first and last Olympics games.  Hubbard competed in the +87kg category weightlifting event on Monday, becoming the first transgender athlete to...
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Team Great Britain swimmer James Guy is facing backlash across social media following a “transphobic” tweet that questioned Laurel Hubbard’s inclusion in the Olympics. 25-year-old James Guy, who won two gold medals and a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, posted and pinned a Reuters story on his Twitter about...
Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has fallen short in her bid to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, although she will leave Japan having made history as the first transgender woman to compete in a solo event.  The 43-year-old was competing in the 87kg+ category but wasn’t able to record...
Judy Virago shares her own experience of being a trans person in sports and fitness spaces, and believes after 15 years of trans athletes being eligible for the Olympics it is time one wore the silver fern and showed the world that ‘they are us.’ The mood was mighty cold...
Laurel Hubbard
Hubbard makes history as the world’s first-ever transgender olympian! Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will represent New Zealand at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, making history as the first-ever transgender Olympian. Hubbard will compete in the women’s 87-kilogram category.  Her inclusion was all but assured after the International weightlifting Federation gave her transgender athletes...
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Ana Van Bellinghen says the transgender Kiwi should not be allowed to compete in the women’s category. A Belgian weightlifter has hit out at the inclusion of transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard’s inclusion in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.  While a Kiwi team has yet to be named, Hubbard is set to become...
Laurel Hubbard
Kiwi Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, is reportedly set to become the first transgender athlete ever to compete at an Olympics. The Guardian reports the Kiwi weightlifter will compete in July’s Tokyo Olympics after International Weightlifting Federation insider confirmed to the British newspaper that Hubbard would automatically qualify as a result of amended...

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