As we get closer to the Sochi Games, fan and media attention will be drawn to U.S. athletes who are standing up and stepping forward to speak out about the policies in Russia. ESPNW's "Silence Is Not Golden" brings forward an excellent question, how many of those athletes will be women?
With the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, there have been many concerns towards Russia's anti-gay laws, there have even been discussion of possible protests at the Games. The point that ESPNW raises is that with all the fuss about the Games, we are still missing voices from a large portion of the sports community and that is gay female athletes.
A former defenseman for the U.S. Olympic women's ice hockey team, Caitlin Cahow, stated that, "My prediction is taht as we move closer to Sochi, you may see more male atheltes coming out and saying, 'We don't agree with this, Russia, but we're going to show up and we're going to compete'," she said. "I think it's going to be pretty silent on the women's side."
So why haven't more women gay athletes taking the steps forward? Read the full article, click here to get the full scoop!