Olympics

Get sporty! 2014 was a big year for LGBT inclusion in sports.

2014 has witnessed some of the biggest advances in LGBT inclusion in sports. Athletes have been coming out in high school, college, and professional sports around the world.

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Olympic figure skater Eric Radford speaks to OutSports about being gay and an athlete

Eric Radford, a 2014 Olympic figure skater, has come out publicly as gay in what is often stereotyped as "the 'gayest' sport of all," according to OutSports.

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IOC president recommends adding 'sexual orientation' to Olympic non-discrimination policy

This morning, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced 40 recommendations that "lay out the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement." Among the recommendations is the addition of "sexual orientation" to the IOC's non-discrimination statement.

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July 15, 2014

VIDEO: Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe comes out as gay

Ian Thorpe, an Australian Olympic swimmer comes out as gay putting an end to speculations. Thorpe is the youngest swimmer ever to represent Australia and holds the record for the most Olympic medals won.

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Amidst bomb threats and government pressure, LGBT Open Games kick off in Russia

The Russian Open Games have finally kicked off with Greg Louganis attending. However, the LGBT-inclusive sports festival has had to weather last-minute venue cancellations, a bomb threat, and threats from anti-LGBT politicians who urged the event to be shut down by the government.

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Open Games in Moscow suddenly find all venues closed to them

Today was meant to be the start of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation's Open Games in Moscow, but just hours before the launch, the event is being met with cancellations from four sporting venues and the Hilton Hotel.

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