2012 Olympics - Outsports

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NBC Finally Gets Around To Saying That Matthew Mitcham Is Gay

NBC was criticized for not mentioning diver Matthew Mitcham's being gay in 2008. The network made good in 2012.

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Emmanuel Sanders inspires the next generation


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C-IN2 Underwear Jumps On Olympic Fever With Gymnastics Video

Daniel Garofali shows off his stuff on the pommel horse

It's Time To Stop Treating The Olympics Like A Reality TV Show

The The NBC TV Olympics model is outdated and shortchanges the athletes. It's time for a new approach.

Olympic Closing Ceremony Delivers Uneven, Dragged-Out Super Bowl Halftime Show

George Michael and Emeli Sande shine during the 'Olympic concert.' Eighties rockers, not so much.

10 Gay Olympians Win Medals In London, Tie Jamaica And Iran In Gold Medal Count

If a country, Team Gay would have finished tied with Mexico and Ethiopia in total medals. Over a third of all out athletes won a medal, surpassing Team USA.

Is Ian Thorpe Gay? 'I Tick All The Boxes,' Australian Swim Star Says


Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe on whether he is gay: "I tick all the boxes."

Did Caster Semenya Intentionally Lose The 800 Meter Final To Mariya Savinova?

Semenya's failed kick in the final 200 meters fell short of Mariya Savinova, prompting questions about her late-charge strategy.

American David Boudia Wins Olympic Platform Gold, First For U.S. Since Greg Louganis

American David Boudia wins gold medal in men's platform diving on final dive, first gold for a U.S. male diver in 20 years.

Matthew Mitcham Misses Diving Final By 'Skin Of A Bees Penis,' Boudia, Daley Advance


Defending gold medalist Mitcham misses on his final two dives, finishes 13th in the semis

Caster Semenya Gender Controversy Brings Back Images Of Babe Didrikson


The Babe had to dodge gender questions in the 1932 Games when she showed up with her 'masculine' look

Gay Olympians, Day 14: Mitcham Into Semis, Lesbians Lead Dutch To Field Hockey Gold

Mitcham gave a scare before nailing two dives. Dutch score big second half.

Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham A Model For An Athlete Coming Out


Australian diver Matthew Mitcham shows how an athlete can come out as gay without being defined by it.

Is Tom Daley Gay? He's a Diver, So He Must Be

Stereotypes are alive in well in Olympic sports, as gay questions follow Tom Daley and other divers

Ji Wallace, Gay Former Olympian, Announces He Has HIV

Silver medalist from 2000 inspired by interview with Greg Louganis

Is Decathlon Gold Medalist Ashton Eaton Now The World's Greatest Athlete?

U.S. Olympians Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee might be the best decathletes, but they're mediocre at each individual event.

Charlotte Dujardin Wins Dressage Gold, Britain's Carl Hester Celebrates

The United States fails to win an equestrian medal for the first Olympics in 60 years

Gay Olympians, Day 13: Rapinoe & Sundhage Win Soccer Gold. More Gay Medals.


Three openly gay Olympians have won medals, with more possibly coming later this week.

U.S. Olympic Rowers Show Proper Rowing Machine Technique


Ross and Grant James, David Banks and other U.S. Men's Eight rowers share their secrets

Matthew Mitcham Will Dive Naked If He Wins Olympic Gold Medal


Openly gay Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham will dive naked if he wins gold medal in men's platform.

No U.S. Medal For Equestrian Jumping, But Lots Of 'Sissy' And 'Elite' Namecalling


If the media is to expect more American Olympic medals, they need to stop deriding equestrian sports

U.S. Soccer's Megan Rapinoe Says Coming Out Before Olympics 'Weight Off My Shoulders'

U.S. women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe is glad she came out as a lesbian before the Olympics, saying a weight has been lifted from her shoulders.

'Abby Wambach Lesbian,' 'Ian Thorpe Boyfriend' And Other Gay Olympic Searches

Olympic searches looking for athletes' sexual orientation...and nude photos...somehow lead them to Outsports

Dutch Women's Field Hockey Advances To Gold-Medal Match On Thrilling Penalty Shots


Maartje Paumen led the Dutch team into overtime, where they toppled New Zealand, 2-2 (3:1 SOC)

Rowing Coach Tells How An Olympic Crotch Shot Obscures Sport's Real Value

Henrick Rummel photo that went viral overshadows the accomplishments and hard work of the athlete

Seimone Augustus Talks To ESPN About Coming Out As Lesbian On Minnesota Lynx

The WNBA MVP and Olympic athlete talks about the open arms she found when she came out, and her plans to marry her partner in Minnesota.

Gay Olympians, Day 12: Gay Dressage Riders Medal, Lesbian Handballers Lose

Seimone Augustus and Team USA dominate. Alexandra Lacrebere and Mayssa Pessoa see their medal dreams slip away.

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