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Olympics 2024: what new social media guidelines mean for athletes and their sponsors

Olympics 2024: what new social media guidelines mean for athletes and their sponsors

CELLPHONE cameras are ubiquitous at modern sporting events. Whether it’s a school swimming gala, the local rugby club squaring off against their bitter rivals or a national team fighting for tournament glory, every moment is a potential photograph. The Olympic Games are no exception. More than 10,000 athletes from 200 countries or regions are set to compete in 32 sports in this year’s host city, Paris, giving fans ample opportunity to fill their camera rolls with images of their favourite sporting heroes. And participants, too, will be able to memorialise their time in Paris – far more freely than ever…
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NZ’s Hubbard becomes first trans woman Olympian, but exits early

NZ’s Hubbard becomes first trans woman Olympian, but exits early

MARTIN PETTY NEW ZEALAND'S Laurel Hubbard made history on Monday by becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete at an Olympic Games, but she suffered disappointment with an early exit from the women's +87 kg final after three no lifts in the snatch. At 43, Hubbard was the oldest competitor in the weightlifting event in Tokyo, in which her inclusion had ignited a fierce debate about fairness for women and about gender identification and inclusivity. Hubbard was born male but transitioned eight years ago and resumed weightlifting after a long stint away from the sport. She had been tipped for a…
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Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m race

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m race

NAMIBIA athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been withdrawn from the 400m event at the Olympic Games after tests revealed their testosterone levels were too high, the Namibia National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association has announced. Both Mboma and Masilingi failed to meet the World Athletics eligibility regulations for female classification that apply to running events from 400m to the mile. The Namibian teenagers have been in blistering form at various race meetings in Europe, and were considered among the medal contenders, but tests conducted at their training camp in Italy led to the withdrawal. "The results from…
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