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Josh Dixon, Olympics Gymnastics Hopeful, Comes Out As Gay

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Huffington Post
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May 7, 2012

Josh Dixon could become the first openly gay male gymnast to participate in the Olympics.

As Outsports is reporting, the Stanford graduate -- who finished second out of 72 competitors, and tied for wins in floor exercise and high bar, at this weekend's U.S. Men's Qualifier in Colorado Springs -- is publicly addressing his sexual orientation for the first time.

"This would never affect how I'm judged or my position on the U.S. Olympic team," Dixon, who is half-black and half-Japanese, told the site.