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Olympian Sofia Goggia says gay men not up to competitive skiing

Olympian Sofia Goggia says gay men not up to competitive skiing

Italian Skiing champion Sofia Goggia has apologised after she suggested gay men would not be able to take on the challenges of the world’s most difficult ski slopes. The Olympian was speaking to Italian daily newspaper Corriere Della Sera when she was asked about LGBTIQA+ inclusion within her sport. She said that there was some inclusion amongst the […]

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On This Gay Day: ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ wins Grammy award

‘That’s What Friends Are For’ wins Grammy award for Song of the Year On this day in 1986 the song That’s What Friends Are For won the Song of the Year category at the Grammy Awards. The recording by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John also picked up the Grammy Award for Best Pop […]

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Belle Brockhoff suffers devastating fall at the Winter Olympics

Belle Brockhoff suffers devastating fall at the Winter Olympics

Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff suffered a horrific crash during her Olympic event on Saturday but was released from hospital a few hours later. Competing in heavy snow Brockhoff and fellow Australian competitor Josie Baff crashed during the mixed snowboarding team race. The race was put on hold a medics tended to Brockhoff, and she was […]

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Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos dies aged 32

Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos dies aged 32

Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos has died aged just 32 from a non-Covid lung infection. Matos came out as gay in 2014, crediting British diver Tom Daley with giving him the courage to be more open about his sexuality. Daley had come out the previous year. He had spent the last two months of his […]

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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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