IOC is outraged by Russian TV programs that insulted a transgender athlete

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IOC is outraged by Russian TV programs that insulted a transgender athlete
IOC is outraged by Russian TV programs that insulted a transgender athlete
5 August 2021, 18:22Sport
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked for clarification from the owners of television rights to broadcast Olympic competitions in Russia. The reason was the insults sounded on the air against the transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard.

According to the BBC, citing IOC data, the organization contacted its broadcasting partner in Russia. The purpose of the contact is “to gain clarity in the situation and to highlight the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter. There is absolutely no place for discrimination in the Olympic Games. "

The IOC representatives were outraged by the actions of the host of the Vremya Pokazhet program, Anatoly Kuzichev, who entered the studio in a woman's wig, portraying Hubbard.

"And people who were born men, but feel like women, Kuzichev called" psychopaths "," - notes RBC .

The IOC noted that participants in the Russian TV shows Vremya Pokazhet and 60 Minutes, which aired on Channel One and Russia 1 during the Games, were insulting not only transgender Laurel Hubbard, but also British diver Tom Daley in connection with the sexual orientation of the latter.

Representatives of the Russian TV channels, where the insults were heard, have not yet commented on the incident.

On August 2, it became known that New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard, who became the first transgender participant in the history of the Olympic Games, dropped out of the competition, having failed to complete a single successful attempt to raise the bar in the snatch.

Hubbard competed in over 87 kilograms. In the first attempt, she tried to take a weight of 120 kilograms. After that, the weightlifter twice wanted to lift a weight of 125 kilograms, but both attempts were unsuccessful. The weightlifter finished her performance ahead of schedule.

Recall that until the age of 35, Hubbard was a man. Before she changed sex, her name was Gavin.

Participation of a 43-year-old weightlifter in the Olympics outraged her rivals. Athletes believe that after the gender change, she still has a physical advantage. It was after the gender change that she was able to become the silver medalist at the 2017 World Championships. Prior to this, the New Zealand athlete did not show outstanding results in competitions with men.

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