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Olympics: LGBTQ athletes put focus on Japan

Olympics: LGBTQ athletes put focus on Japan

(Reuters) – More than 160 openly LGBTQ athletes are due to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, making this year’s Games the most inclusive ever. That has put a focus on host nation Japan, which activists say is out of step with much of the rest of the world, having not seen the same sweeping […]

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

Weightlifter set to become first trans Olympian – report

(Reuters) – Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics, after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesday. The report said Hubbard was effectively guaranteed a spot in the women’s super heavyweight category, after the International […]