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Laurel Hubbard receives IOC support ahead of her Olympic Games debut: ‘We have to pay tribute to her bravery’

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “To put it in a nutshell, the IOC had a scientific consensus back in 2015,” Budgett said, via The Guardian. “There are no IOC rules or regulations around transgender participation. That depends on each international federation. So Laurel Hubbard is a woman, and is competing under the rules of her federation, and we have to pay tribute to her courage and tenacity in actually competing and qualifying for the Games.”

Laurel Hubbard receives IOC support ahead of Olympics debut: ‘We have to pay tribute to her courage’ Budgett said it was tough to flat-out say that Hubbard had an advantage by going through male puberty “when there’s many other factors to go into account.” He said it wasn’t as simple as it sounded and said that each sport should make its own assessment on transgender athlete participation.

FLASHBACK: LAUREL HUBBARD FINDS SUPPORT FROM NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER, OLYMPIC OPPONENT AFTER MAKING HISTORY Hubbard transitioned eight years ago at the age of 35. Hubbard is 43 entering Olympic competition. The IOC previously said Hubbard has met all the requirements for trans athletes and fair competition.

“One of the reasons there is no new framework published yet is not just because of the difficulty in coming to any consensus. It’s because it would have been inappropriate to come out with new guidelines just before the Olympics. There will be a new framework to help individual sports, and we’re working very closely with them, but it’s not published yet.” “There is a lot of disagreement across the whole world of sport and beyond on this issue of eligibility,” he added. “Everyone agrees transgender women are women. But it’s a matter of eligibility for sport, and particular events, and it really has to be very sport specific.

Among those, the athletes must demonstrate that their testosterone level is below a specific measurement for at least 12 months prior to their first competition. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Hubbard won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships and gold in the 2019 Pacific Games. She suffered an injury at the 2018 Commonwealth Games that set her career back.

Hubbard won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships and gold in the 2019 Pacific Games. She suffered an injury at the 2018 Commonwealth Games that set her career back.

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