Olympic ‘Medical And Science Director’ Says ‘Everyone Agrees Trans Women Are Women,’ Praises Trans Weightlifter
International Olympic Committee (IOC) medical and science director Dr. Richard Budgett has claimed that “everyone agrees that trans women are women,” and praised 42-year-old New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard.
Hubbard, a biological male who identifies as a female, will compete Monday at the Tokyo Olympics against biological women in weightlifting. Hubbard formerly competed against male weightlifters before the athlete identified as a woman and was allowed access to female competitions.
“To put it in a nutshell, the IOC had a scientific consensus back in 2015,” Budgett explained. “There are no...