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Olympics chief backs participation of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard

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The president of the International Olympic Committee said that the organization backs the participation of transgender weightlifter Lauren Hubbard in the Tokyo Olympics. During a press conference Saturday, Thomas Bach expressed total support to the 43-year-old New Zealander, who’s set to make history as the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the Summer Games. Responding to a reporter from a New Zealand who asked how the IOC determined whether it was fair for Hubbard to compete with cisgender women, Bach was clear. “The rules for qualification have been established by the Internatio…

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