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Asia Pacific · 2:41 AM UTCNew Zealand PM Ardern backs weightlifter’s selection for Olympics
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday defended the country's selection of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics, a decision that has fuelled a debate over inclusion and fairness in sport.