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Gold Medal Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes: I’m gay

Olympics superstar Dame Kelly Holmes came out as a lesbian today. The legendary athlete told the Sunday Mirror, “There have been lots of dark times where I wished I could scream that I am gay – but I couldn’t.” Dame Kelly Holmes won gold in the 800-metre and 1,500-metre at the 2004 Summer Olympics in …

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Swimming Australia threatens legal action over billboard

Swimming Australia today threatened legal action over an anti-trans political advertisement targeting Zali Steggall. Earlier, the independent member for Warringah tweeted a pic of an Advance Australia billboard using images of top Australian swimming stars. The billboard featured images of Australia’s most decorated Olympian Emma McKeon, four-time Olympic backstroker Emily Seebohm and also swimming icon …

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Chilly willy: Skier suffers ‘frozen penis’ at Winter Olympics

 Skier Remi Lindholm told Finish media he endured unbearable pain during the Winter Olympics because of a frozen penis. Worse, the skier says this is not his first chilly willy! Freezing temperatures caused organisers to delay the start of Sunday’s men’s cross country ski event by an hour. They also reduced the usual 50-kilometre course …

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After Tokyo, how’d Team LGBTIQ+ do in the Beijing Olympics

Last year’s Tokyo Olympics set a record for the number of out LGBTIQ+ competing. So how did Team LGBTIQ+ do during the Beijing Olympics? There’s good news and bad. The 2022 Beijing Olympics saw a record number of out competitors — for a Winter Olympics. But that’s still under 40 by our count. The Tokyo …

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Nathan Crumpton upholds shirtless flagbearer tradition

At the Beijing Winter Olympics, American Samoa’s Nathan Crumpton upheld the shirtless, oiled flagbearer tradition pioneered by Brisbane’s Pita Taufatofua. Pita Taufatofua, a constant presence at recent Olympic Games is currently busy on relief efforts for Tonga following the devastating January 15 volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami. He, of course, stole the opening ceremony at …

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Aussie snowboarder Belle Brockhoff going for gold at Winter Olympics

Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff is officially heading to her third Winter Olympics at Beijing 2022. The openly lesbian athlete made the announcement on Instagram this week. “IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m going to my third Olympic games!” she said. “Thank you to all who have supported me in this amazing journey. You know who you are. I …

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Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos dies aged just 32

Brazilian Olympic diver Ian Matos died this week after almost two months in hospital with a lung infection. The diver sought treatment for an infection in his throat nearly two months ago. The infection later spread to his stomach and lungs. After showing signs of improvement last week, his condition subsequently deteriorated. Brazil’s Olympic Committee …

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Arthur Nory Mariano: Brazilian Olympic gymnast comes out

Brazillian Olympic gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano recently came out on Instagram. The 2016 Rio Olympics bronze medal winner shared a video of himself and boyfriend João Otávio Tasso. Check out Arthur Nory Mariano on the Horizontal Bar in the video below. In 2019, Arthur Nory Mariano also became the world champion on the horizontal bar. …

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Tom Daley battled COVID months before winning Olympic gold

Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley battled COVID a few months before winning Olympic gold in Tokyo. Paramedics rushed the diver to hospital when he began to struggle to breathe. The British gold medalist spoke of his illness for the first time in an interview with The Times. He told the newspaper he needed months to …

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Irish Olympian Jack Woolley bashed in random attack

Bisexual Irish Olympian Jack Woolley will require facial reconstructive surgery after a random attack in Dublin. A stranger assaulted him ‘out of the blue’ early Saturday morning after a night out with a friend. Jack represented Ireland in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics.  The Irish Olympian posted to Instagram to thank people for their support …

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