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Tom Daley wants countries with gay death penalties to be banned from the Olympics

Tom Daley wants countries with gay death penalties to be banned from the Olympics

British diving champion Tom Daley has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban countries who retain the death penalty against gay people from participating in the Olympics. “I think it’s really important to try and create change, rather than just highlighting or shining a light on those things,” Daley said while accepting the […]

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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her retirement

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard announces her retirement

Laurel Hubbard announced her retirement from weightlifting following her disappointing loss at the Tokyo Olympics. The New Zealander made history as one of the first transgender competitors in the Olympics, but she struggled to make the grade and was knocked out early in the competition. “Age has caught up with me. In fact if we’re […]

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Trans athletes Laurel Hubbard and Quinn make Olympic history

Trans athletes Laurel Hubbard and Quinn make Olympic history

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has made history as one of the first transgender athletes at the Olympics. Hubbard’s quest for Olympic gold has come to a sudden end though, she failed on all three of her snatch lifts, eliminating her before the clean and jerk round. As she did not have a successful lift in the […]

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Tennis player Fabio Fognini apologises for gay slur at Olympics

Tennis player Fabio Fognini apologises for gay slur at Olympics

Italian tennis player Fabio Fognini has apologised for repetitively using an anti-gay slur during a match at the Olympics. Fognini was knocked out of the competition in the third round losing to Russian Daniel Medvevdev. The game was played under extreme heat the Italian player wasn’t hiding his frustration, alongside his use of a gay […]

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Venezuelan Olympic diver Robert Páez comes out

Venezuelan Olympic diver Robert Páez comes out

Venezuelan Olympian Robert Páez has come out as gay in an essay written for Outsports. Páez competed in the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 competition in Rio de Janeiro. In his essay Páez said he hoped everybody would be able to find their “true self” and he’d known that he was different since his childhood. “Growing […]

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Gus Kenworthy qualifies for Winter Olympics

Gus Kenworthy qualifies for Winter Olympics

US skier Gus Kenworthy is on his way to the Winter Olympics after qualifying The sporting star, who opened up about his sexuality in 2015 after he competed at the Sochi Winter Olympics, where he picked up a silver medal. He is the second athlete, who has shared their same sex attraction, to join the […]

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US Olympian Adam Rippon says he would not visit the White House

US Olympian Adam Rippon says he would not visit the White House

American figure skater Adam Rippon will be the first athlete, who has shared that they are same-sex attracted, to represent the USA at the Winter Olympics. When Rippon heads to the games in PyeongChang, South Korea, next month he’ll also the oldest male contestant the USA has had in his sport. The 28 year old is […]

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Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber comes out

Olympic Pole Vaulter Shawn Barber has declared he’s out and proud. The athlete posted the declaration to his Facebook account thanking his friends and family for their support. “Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. […]

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Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines apologises for article that outed Olympians

Journalist Nico Hines as apologised for an article he wrote during the Olympics that outed gay athletes. After more than six months of silence, the writer said his story should never have been conceived, written, or published, and that he was deeply sorry. During the Rio Olympics Hines, a married heterosexual journalist, logged on to […]

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IOC says Daily Beast recalled widely disdained journalist

IOC says Daily Beast recalled widely disdained journalist

The International Olympics committee has responded to calls for it to formally revoke the accreditation of Daily Beat journalist Nico Hines. The Olympics organising body has revealed that the Daily Beast has already officially recalled the journalist. The IOC has told Outsports that the publication has already pulled the journalist from Brasil. Hines published a […]

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