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Lifter Hubbard makes history as first transgender Olympian

'...I would particularly like to thank the IOC, for I think really affirming its commitment to the principles of Olympism and establishing that sport is something for all people, that it is......

Puberty not sole factor in transgender eligibility, says IOC

'When it comes to advantages and disadvantages there is more to learn, there is always more science.' IMAGE: New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard, who will be the oldest lifter at the Games, had competed......

How Chanu bounced back in Tokyo after Rio failure

'I learnt a lot from that day -- my training and technique was changed, we put in a lot of effort after that.' IMAGE: Mirabai Chanu ended India's over two-decade long wait for a weightlifting......

Missing Ugandan lifter seen donning India track jacket

IMAGE: Ugandan lifter Julius Ssekitoleko, who competes in the men's 56 kg category, was part of a nine-member Ugandan team that was training in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture. Officials and teammates......

Mirabai Chanu: Indian weightlifting's lone ranger at Tokyo

Photograph: Kind courtesy Mirabai Chanu/Twitter Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu has emerged as a strong contender in the women's 49kg category in the run up to the Olympics, making her......

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