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Let the Fashion Policing Begin on Opening Day of Tokyo Games

Let the Fashion Policing Begin on Opening Day of Tokyo Games

By Leanne Italie | Jul 22, 2021

The Olympics in Tokyo open Friday, when the world's athletes will march behind their flag-bearers. And when they do, the peanut gallery on what they're wearing will be open, too.

Out British Olympian Tom Bosworth Calls on Closeted Athletes to Emerge

Out British Olympian Tom Bosworth Calls on Closeted Athletes to Emerge

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 21, 2021

Tom Bosworth is one of a record number of out athletes from around the world to compete in this summer's Olympics in Tokyo. Now, he's calling on other LGBTQ Olympians to come out.

Louisiana Senate Backs Transgender Sports Ban Veto Override

Louisiana Senate Backs Transgender Sports Ban Veto Override

By Melinda Deslatte | Jul 21, 2021

Louisiana's Republican state senators Tuesday narrowly voted to overturn Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' rejection of a bill prohibiting transgender students from participating in school sports.

Sweden Stuns US 3-0 in Women's Soccer at Olympics

Sweden Stuns US 3-0 in Women's Soccer at Olympics

By Anne M. Peterson | Jul 21, 2021

Sweden didn't have to bunker down on defense against the Americans this time.

First Look: Sports Illustrated's 1st Transgender Cover Star Makes History

First Look: Sports Illustrated's 1st Transgender Cover Star Makes History

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 20, 2021

Model Leyna Bloom has made history as the first transgender model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.

Netflix's 'UNTOLD' to Dive Deep into Epic Sports Moments

Netflix's 'UNTOLD' to Dive Deep into Epic Sports Moments

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. | Jul 20, 2021

Caitlyn Jenner's reflections about winning an Olympic gold medal, boxer Christy Martin's fight for her life outside the ring and the infamous "Malice at the Palace" brawl are some of the most controversial sports moments in an upcoming Netflix docuseries.

Tom Daley Heads to Tokyo with Hopes for Gold and a New Attitude

Tom Daley Heads to Tokyo with Hopes for Gold and a New Attitude

Jul 20, 2021

When Tom Daley first went to the Olympic Games in Bejing in 2008, he was 14 years old — the youngest member of the British swim team. This year, he heads to Tokyo with a new attitude as the team's oldest contender.

Out Rugby Player Wins Case, Avoids Deportation from the UK

Out Rugby Player Wins Case, Avoids Deportation from the UK

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 20, 2021

An openly gay rugby player from Kenya has prevailed in his endeavor to avoid being deported from Britain and returned to his home country, where he feared what would happen to him.

Phelps to Work as NBC Commentator, Correspondent at Olympics

Phelps to Work as NBC Commentator, Correspondent at Olympics

Jul 20, 2021

Michael Phelps will be part of NBC's Olympics coverage as a correspondent and swimming commentator, the network announced Monday.

Hunky Olympian Proves that Cardboard Beds Are Sturdy Enough for Sex

Hunky Olympian Proves that Cardboard Beds Are Sturdy Enough for Sex

Jul 19, 2021

One Olympic athlete is out to prove that the cardboard beds provided in the Olympic Village are sturdy enough for sex. A viral video by Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan puts the bed to the test.

Out Olympian Gymnast Dominic Clarke Calls for More Visibility

Out Olympian Gymnast Dominic Clarke Calls for More Visibility

By Emell Adolphus | Jul 19, 2021

After coming out as gay last month, the gymnast is stressing the importance of LGBTQ visibility in sports and athletes as role models.

Nashville Predators Prospect Proudly Comes Out as Gay

Nashville Predators Prospect Proudly Comes Out as Gay

Jul 19, 2021

A Nashville Predators prospect has come out as gay before his first NHL camp.

Tadej Pogacar wins 2nd straight Tour de France

Tadej Pogacar wins 2nd straight Tour de France

Jul 18, 2021

The 22-year-old Pogacar won his first title last September when he became the Tour's youngest champion in 116 years. He is now the youngest double winner of the race.

First Positive COVID Tests for Athletes in Olympic Village

First Positive COVID Tests for Athletes in Olympic Village

By Stephen Wade and Yuri Kageyama | Jul 18, 2021

Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday.

Plenty at Stake for NBC as COVID Olympics Opening Looms

Plenty at Stake for NBC as COVID Olympics Opening Looms

By David Bauder | Jul 17, 2021

The year-delayed Tokyo Olympics officially opens with NBC's telecast of the opening ceremony on July 23 — live in the morning and with an edited version in prime time.

Could an Anti-LGBTQ Fan Chant Imperil Mexico's World Cup Soccer Chances?

Could an Anti-LGBTQ Fan Chant Imperil Mexico's World Cup Soccer Chances?

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 14, 2021

The use of an anti-LGBTQ chant by fans of the Mexican men's national team, El Tri, has already prompted sanctions against the team. Worse could follow if fans don't stop, but they're not likely to.

Navy Blazers, Stripes and Flag Scarves for Team USA in Tokyo

Navy Blazers, Stripes and Flag Scarves for Team USA in Tokyo

By Leanne Italie | Jul 14, 2021

The Team USA flag bearers in steamy Tokyo will likely be the coolest members of their packs. Ralph Lauren has built a personal air conditioning system into a roomy white jacket to be worn by the yet-unannounced athletes.

Out Swimmer Michael Gunning's Olympic Dreams Dashed

Out Swimmer Michael Gunning's Olympic Dreams Dashed

Jul 13, 2021

Out swimmer Michael Gunning's dreams of 2021 Olympic gold came to an end last week. On Friday night, he received the news that he will not be competing in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo later this month.

Amid Active Career & Social Justice Commitment, F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Relaxes in Sweet Thirst Trap

Amid Active Career & Social Justice Commitment, F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Relaxes in Sweet Thirst Trap

Jul 13, 2021

He is thought to be the wealthiest athlete in Britain, and one of the most outspoken. This past weekend, the busy Formula One driver and social activist posted a sweet thirst trap.

Tokyo Olympics to Set New Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes

Tokyo Olympics to Set New Record Number of LGBTQ Athletes

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 13, 2021

The upcoming 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will set a whole new world record... for the number of out LGBTQ athletes in competition, that is.

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