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Brittany Bowe Wins First Olympic Medal Since 2002

Brittany Bowe Wins First Olympic Medal Since 2002

| February 23, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Brittany Bowe nearly had to leave these Winter Olympics without a medal. It would have been a downright tragedy, as the American speed skater had a fourth- and two fifth-place finishes. Making it to the bronze-medal race in the team pursuit, she faced collecting another oh-so-close fourth-place finish, leaving her […]

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Out Olympian Sophie Vercruyssen Just Started Bobsledding 4 Years Ago

Out Olympian Sophie Vercruyssen Just Started Bobsledding 4 Years Ago

| February 22, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Sophie Vercruyssen is part of the two-woman bobsled racing in the Winter Olympics for Belgium. Competition started Tuesday, and Vercruyssen and teammate An Vannieuwenhuyse managed 15th place after the first two runs. A medal, at this point, will be very difficult to achieve. Vercruyssen didn’t even consider competing in bobsled […]

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Out Speed Skater Brittany Bowe Helps Team USA Advance to Olympic Semifinals

Out Speed Skater Brittany Bowe Helps Team USA Advance to Olympic Semifinals

| February 20, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Brittany Bowe finished in fifth place in the 500-meter, again tantalizingly close to a medal. The out American speed skater has had a fantastic Olympic games, completing her individual events with a fourth-place finish and two fifth places. Of course it’s a tough pill to swallow being that close to […]

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Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

Knee Injury Doesn’t Stop Snowboarder Bell Brockhoff

| February 17, 2018

By Jim Buzinski, Outsports – Two months ago, Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff reinjured the ACL in her knee that she tore a year ago. The fact she even made the Olympics was surprising and once there she fought through the pain to reach the semifinals of the women’s snowboard cross race. Brockhoff fell in her […]

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Aussie Trans Woman will be Allowed to Play

Aussie Trans Woman will be Allowed to Play

| February 17, 2018

‘It’s good to be able to play… (but) I and other trans people have much bigger things to worry about’ From GayStarNews: A trans woman who was not allowed to play professional in the women’s league of Australian Rules Football (AFLW) has now been given the green light to play. Last year Hannah Mouncey was […]

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Out LGBTQ Hockey Player Leads Sweden’s Team to Quarterfinals

Out LGBTQ Hockey Player Leads Sweden’s Team to Quarterfinals

| February 15, 2018

By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports – Emilia Andersson Ramboldt has helped Sweden advance to the quarterfinals of the women’s ice hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Sweden finished second in Group B, with a 2-1 record. Their only loss was to Switzerland, which won the group. The groups in the tournament were not even, […]

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Dutch Speed Skater Ireen West Wins Gold & Sets New Olympic Record

Dutch Speed Skater Ireen West Wins Gold & Sets New Olympic Record

| February 14, 2018

Wust’s 10th Winter Olympic medal breaks several records. By Cyd Zeigler from Outsports – With her gold medal Monday in the Ladies 1,500-meter, the Dutch speed skater is now the most decorated Olympian from the Netherlands, including both Winter and Summer Olympics. She is also the most decorated Olympic speed skater of all time, breaking […]

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LGBTQ Athletes Stand Out in Olympic Medals Won

LGBTQ Athletes Stand Out in Olympic Medals Won

| February 12, 2018

The publicly out LGBTQ Winter Olympians have already earned four medals, which is tied with the United States and ahead of every other country but four. Outsports says “What’s amazing is that Team LGBTQ is doing it with only 14 athletes that we know of and are counting. Team USA has over 200 athletes, sporting […]

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