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Olympic Gold medal-winning American track and field athlete, Kerron Clement, has come out as gay.  33-year-old Clement opened up about his sexuality for the first time during a Nike event to mark the launch of a new community athletic rainbow track in Los Angeles. Speaking at the facility which was dedicated to the late Gilbert

If you’ve ever been on the internet for more than ten seconds, you know it’s a terrible place. But now world champion freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy and surefire National League Rookie of the Year Pete Alonso have taken on the challenge of making it better as spokesmen for the Shred Hate program. Kenworthy is an Olympic silver medalist. Alonso smashed his way to the New York Mets rookie home run record before this season was even three months old. Apparently...

Calling her role as coach of the undefeated world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team “the honor of a lifetime,” Jill Ellis announced on Tuesday she plans to resign. Among soccer coaches around the globe, Ellis is the only one who coached two women’s world cup winning teams. Ellis coached 127 USWNT games, more than any other coach in history. She leaves after more than five years with an incredible record of 102-7-18. Ellis, 52, announced in a statement...

A ruling by Switzerland’s highest court means Caster Semenya of South Africa is barred from competing in her signature event, the 800m, later this summer at the 2019 World Championships. The Swiss Supreme Court reversed its temporary suspension of a new policy by the International Association of Athletics Federations that required Semenya to undergo hormone treatment for six months prior to any event, to lower her natural level of testosterone. The South African world champion sprinter has dominated in...

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard’s gold medal-winning performance at the Pacific Games continues to reverberate long after the event, with a New Zealand women’s group demanding sports authorities put a stop to “unfair” competition. Hubbard, who competed for New Zealand in men’s weightlifting before her transition in her thirties, won two golds and a silver in three of the women’s heavyweight categories at the Games in Samoa earlier this month. She topped the podium...

Alex Johnson is a professional rock climber and a member of the USA Climbing Bouldering National Team. The 30-year-old, who has been climbing since 1997, told People Magazine she now has her sights set on Tokyo 2020. It will be the first Summer Olympic Games to include rock climbing as an event. Last week, Johnson joined USA Women’s World Cup winners Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris among others on the set of NBC’s Today Show, to celebrate the one...

Exactly one year out from the opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, the field of athletes is already starting to take shape. We know that out world champion Tom Daley will be representing Great Britain. It will be the fourth Olympics for Daley, who came out as gay several years ago. We also know that the women’s soccer teams of Brazil, New Zealand, Netherlands and Sweden have all officially qualified. All of them had out...

The city of Tokyo unveiled its gold, silver, and bronze Olympics medals on Wednesday as it kicked off its countdown to the 2020 Olympic Games, which starts on July 24, 2020. The official account of the Tokyo organising committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games released a video on its Instagram account of the medals. This is the second time the Japanese capital has played host to the event after 1964. The 2020 Olympics will include five new sports to enjoy, including...

The two figure skaters had been engaged for two years before they married in a beautiful ceremony in northern Spain, the country where Luis was born. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005. Eric became the first openly gay male athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics when he competed in the 2018 sporting event in Pyeongchang, South Korea alongside partner Meagan Duhamel. He retired shortly after. Luis is a former national champion in his home...

Each week, Outsports stops the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s our way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them. We realize our roster may differ from yours, and we welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. We read them all! Details on how to reach us are below, after our look at the week’s winners and losers. Winners: The District...

Less than three years after a performance at the Rio de Janeiro games filled with epic highs and lows, Tom Daley is officially returning to the Olympics in 2020. And he’s hoping to resolve some unfinished business. This past Monday, Daley and partner Matty Lee won a bronze medal at the 2019 FINA Diving World Championships in Gwanju, South Korea in the Men’s 10 meter synchro competition. In doing so, they automatically qualified for a spot in next summer’s Olympic...

Dutee Chand — one of India’s first out gay athletes and “the fastest woman in India” — made history on Tuesday by winning her country’s first-ever gold medal at the 30th Summer World University Games in Naples, Italy. She ran the women’s 100-meter sprint in 11.32 seconds. The World University Games are the biggest international multi-sport event besides the Olympics. In a tweet celebrating her victory, Chand wrote, “Pull me down, I will come back stronger!” It was a likely...

British diver Tom Delay — who came out via YouTube in 2013 — has qualified with his new doubles partner, Matty Lee, for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after taking home the bronze medal from the World Championships in South Korea. “WE DID IT! WORLD CHAMPS MEDAL AND OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION FOR GB,” declared Daley in an all-caps message on his Instagram account. View this post on Instagram WE DID IT!

Being granted three stars on the world-famous Michelin guide is to chefs what winning multiple Olympic gold medals is to athletes — and just like any sport, just getting one requires years of complete devotion to the craft. French chef Marc Veyrat had, for years, been at the top of his sport but in January the venerable foodies' bible stripped him of one of his stars. He's now demanding his La Maison des Bois restaurant in Manigod, in southeastern France, be...

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