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.
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.
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.
The International Olympic Committee has added a clause to host city contracts. Starting in 2022, host cities will pledge to adhere to Principle 6 of the Olympic charter.
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.
Two prominent Moscow LGBT activists have reportedly been detained for protesting the invasion of Ukraine outside the Ministry of Defense in Moscow on March 4.
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.
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.