New Zealand has pledged to protect weightlifter Laurel Hubbard from the intense international attention she will likely be under when competing here at Tokyo 2020.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given her support to transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard after she was selected to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Laurel Hubbard says she will wear New Zealand’s silver fern with pride after being named in its weightlifting team for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
A Belgian weightlifter says dealing with transgender issues in sport is "impossible" but the presence of Laurel Hubbard in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games is "like a bad joke" to women athletes.
The deadline for weightlifters to qualify for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is tomorrow (May 31) and there is no doubt about who, among the qualifiers, wins the gold medal for attracting publicity.
Exclusive: Hubbard set to become first transgender athlete to compete at Olympics after IOC accepts rule change
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, has been effectively guaranteed a place at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after the approval of an amended qualifying system by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Michael Pavitt: IOC attempt to find balance between fairness and inclusion in debate over transgender athletes
One storyline from last year’s Pacific Games turned a normally low-key continental event into an international talking point.
Laurel Hubbard, the transgender weightlifter who is trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020 at the age of 42, broke a continental record but then bombed out in the Australian Open in Canberra, an Olympic qualifying competition.
Laurel Hubbard kept alive her hopes of competing at Tokyo 2020 when she won the women’s super-heavyweight contest at the Roma World Cup, the first Olympic qualifying event of the year.
As Hubbard sets sights for Tokyo 2020, the debate over transgender sporting protagonists grows more heated
Last month, the chairman of the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio, described the participation of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard in the over-87 kilograms event, where she won two golds, as "unfair".
When the Closing Ceremony wrapped up at the end of the Pacific Games yesterday, the Pacific Games Council (PGC) would have felt their decision to hand over the event to Samoa with just 18 months notice had been justified.
Samoa 2019 chairman Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio has joined the debate over weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's participation in the women's over-87 kilograms here, calling it "unfair" after the transgender lifter won two gold medals.
Transgender weightlifter Hubbard beats home favourites at Samoa 2019 after driving incident revealed
New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard clinched two gold medals as weightlifting competition concluded here today, while a dramatic men’s over 109 kilograms event saw Tonga’s Aisake Tuitupou benefit from mistakes from his rivals.