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Olympic Gold Medal couple defend Trans community

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Olympic great Caster Semenya will probably not run at the Tokyo Olympics. World Athletics will only allow her to compete if she takes medication to lower her testosterone levels. Classified by World Athletics as an athlete with differences in sex development (DSD), Caster Semenya refuses to medically re-engineer her body. She told the Guardian she …

dawn fraser

Olympic great Dawn Fraser addressed decades-long rumours about her sexuality in an interview with the Courier-Mail this weekend. Dawn Fraser One of Australia’s best ever swimmers and greatest Olympians, Dawn Fraser won four Olympic and six Commonwealth Games gold medals. She won individual gold medals for the same event at three consecutive Olympics. Only two …

natalie cook 2032 olympics

Queensland Sports Minister Mick de Brenni yesterday announced the appointment of five-time Olympian Natalie Cook as Athlete Ambassador for the 2032 Olympics bid. Natalie won gold at the Sydney Olympics in beach volleyball. In 2012, she also became the first Australian woman to compete at five Olympic Games. The minister described Natalie Cook to the …

Married Olympic gold medalists Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh discussed ‘aggressive’ attacks on the Trans community in an interview with Pink News. The pair married in 2013. They then became the first same-sex couple to win Olympic gold at the Rio games in 2016. At the time of their win, Kate, captain of Great Britain’s women’s …

Hollywood star Sally Field deserves another Oscar – for her role as Best Supporting Mum. Field’s son, director Sam Greisman, has a serious crush on figure skater Adam Rippon, who won a US team bronze medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Greisman, 30, revealed on social media that not only did he have a crush …

oiled-up Tongan Pita Taufatofua rio opening ceremony

Pita Taufatofua, the oiled-up Tongan flag bearer captivated social media when he led his country’s procession at the Rio opening ceremony over the weekend. Australian-born 32-year-old Pita wore a shark tooth necklace, a traditional Tongan ceremonial tupenu wrap, and also lots and lots of coconut oil. Oiled-up – really oiled-up Tongan athlete Although we’re unaccustomed …