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LGBT+

2018 U.S. Winter Olympics Team Welcomes First Two Openly Gay Athletes

In the 94 years that the Olympic Games have been around, the U.S. Winter Olympic Team has never been so diverse. With seven black athletes already making history and a record number of Asian-American athletes, these games have finally opened the doors for people of different races as well as sexualities. Meet Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy: the first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympic athletes. In 2015, both Rippon and Kenworthy came out as gay men.

Feminism

Simone Biles Opens Up About Being Sexually Assaulted by Team USA Doctor

Simone Biles recently posted on her Twitter about being sexually abused by the former Team USA doctor, Larry Nassar. In her statement, Simone struggles to put into words the horrific situation she had to go through. She talked about her reluctance to reveal her story, wondering whether it was her fault and how despite having to go back to the same facility to train for Tokyo 2020, she will not “let one man, and the others that

LGBT+

Adam Rippon is the First Openly Gay U.S. Athlete to Qualify for the Winter Olympics

Within the last 10 years, there have been multiple LGBTQ+ athletes from the U.S., such as Jillion Potter, Kelly Griffin, Elena Delle Donne and Seimone Augustus at the Rio 2016 Olympics; Lisa Raymond and Megan Rapinoe at the London 2012 Olympics; Lauren Lappin, Vicky Galindo and Natasha Kai at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. However, Adam Rippon will be the first LGBTQ+ male athlete to represent the US, and one of few openly gay athletes to participate

Real Life

Is Los Angeles Hosting the 2028 Olympics Really a Good Idea?

Recently, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics would be hosted in Paris and Los Angeles, respectively. Though both cities were initially vying to host the 2024 games, it is speculated that the 2028 games were awarded simultaneously because the IOC anticipated a lack of bids for future Olympic Games. Though the idea of hosting the Olympics excites many locals in Los Angeles, others have already noticed plenty of

International, Real Life, Uncategorized

Piers Morgan, India Deserves to Celebrate

The Olympic Games have always been a global celebration of athleticism and every country enters with a different motive. Whether it be to secure the most medals, showcase their best athletes on a global scale, bring prominence to their country, or even to escape the tensions back home and allow the Games to be a temporary refreshing shade. Every country is different and all the athletes come from varied upbringing and development in their specific

Feminism

“The Final Five” and the Girlhood We Need

20:15 BRT, August 21st, inaugurates the “curtain call” for the 2016 Summertime Olympics, accommodated by Rio de Janerio, Brazil (“2016 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony”). For seventeen galvanizing daylights, we have internationally been perched at the cliff of our sofa cushions in anticipation, in jeopardy of tottering belly up, scrutinizing our fair-haired athletic prodigies throughout swimming, diving, wrestling, tennis, volleyball, basketball—name it and it has been participated in. However, notably, gymnastics has squalled the assiduity of

International

A Woman’s Biggest Accomplishment is Being A Wife

As a woman, we have so we have to offer the world. We provide the world a different perspective; a feminine, but powerful voice, work in diverse and driven careers, create and give the world precious little beings, and join our soul mate in holy matrimony. The sad thing is that the world only cares and emphasizes the latter two. We women are known for such amazing things, but only we get recognized for creating

Feminism

The Ugly Reality For Female Athletes

Female athletes — extremely talented, but for some reason, underrated. For as long as I can remember, I’ve participated in all kinds of sports, in schools and clubs, competitively and just for fun. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve watched male athletes being respected and praised for their strength and skill. The men in my life have had great influence on me, including when it comes to my love of sports, and

Asia

Hidilyn Diaz: Olympic Medal Drought Ender

  Hidilyn Diaz is the first of her name. After 20 years, a Philippine flag has been raised during an awarding ceremony again. It’s all thanks to Diaz, who carries the pride of being the Philippines’ 20 year Olympic medal drought ender. But that’s not all of her achievements. Diaz, who is now a household name back in the country has also made history during her feat in the Rio Olympics. Besides being the first to bag an

Race

Melanin Magic: Being a Black American in the Olympics

  In the midst of all of the recent racial tensions in the U.S, the Olympic Games provides a momentary escape from reality. It unites citizens of countries and creates a reason for pride and solidarity among Americans regardless of race, gender, etc. It gives us a reason to come together to root for a common goal: to prove that America is the most athletic nation in the world. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, African-Americans

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