2018 Winter Olympics

Gus Kenworthy Breaks His Thumb. So Why's He So Happy?

Olympic skier and hottie Gus Kenworthy posted today that he broke his thumb during competition. While the injury is painful, it won’t stop the cutie from competing. Gus is looking on the bright side and is glad that he will now have a more formal excuse not to shake Mike Pence’s hand as he leads the Olympic delegation.

Out Olympians Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy have been very vocal in opposition about Pence in this role since his policies do not align with, and even ostracize the LGBTQ+ community. Kenworthy and Rippon have teamed up numerous times throughout the games to let Pence know that they are watching.

A big ‘THUMBS UP’ to the scruffy athlete of our dreams on another jab at Pence.

Move Over Rippon: Meet Gay Figure Skater Jorik Hendrickx

Move over Adam Rippon, because there's another out and proud figure skater who may be stealing your spotlight tonight.

Jorik Hendrickx, who hails from Belgium, will be competing in the individual men's figure skating program tonight in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

He told OutSports that he has been out in his private life for four years now. Even though he was out privately, he made the decision to not come out during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, due to the country's well-known anti-LGBT views. He finished 16th overall that year. 

“I remember avoiding questions about the gay rights in Russia,” he said. “Not because I was embarrassed, I was just not ready. Now I’m totally fine and happy with the person I am right now.”

Now, he is out and proud and has discussed his sexuality similarly to what Rippon has said in the past as it doesn't have any meaning once they hit the ice.

“There is no difference in being a gay or straight athlete,” he said. “Sexual orientation is irrelevant. I think it shouldn’t matter what your sexual orientation is because sport should be about the performances and results. My sexual orientation doesn’t make me more special than any other Olympian. We are one big happy family.”

He also has a younger sister, named Loena, representing Belgium in the same sport as him!  Werk Hendrickx family!

Best of luck to Jorik in tonight's competition.

Eric Radford Just Won Another Medal… And Then Retired?!

Eric Radford is one of only four openly gay male athletes who participated at the Winter Olympics this year, and he’s been representing both Canada and gay men very well.

A few days ago, we shared with you that Radford and his pairs skate partner Meagan Duhamel had won the gold medal for the team event. Now, we’re happy to share with you that Radford won another medal.

Radford and Duhamel won bronze for the individual competition of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

But, it seems that Radford wants to end on a high-note as he’s announced his retirement.

“It’s the sweetest (ending) it could possibly be right now,” he told the National Post.

“I don’t think that there’s any better way.”

“We were saying backstage… you really just want to end on a really nice note.

“That’s a small goal we have.”

He later tweeted out a goodbye to sport.

Canadian Figure Skater Eric Radford Took Home The Gold

We have even more exciting news to share with you all concerning openly gay athletes and Olympics Medals.

We shared with you earlier that Adam Rippon had earned a bronze medal for his solo run, and now it seems another gay athlete took home the gold.

When we first introduced you to Eric Radford, we shared that he was yet another openly gay athlete going to the Winter Olympics.

Radford, along with his team skate partner Meagan Duhamel, represented Canada well and ultimately earned 73 points in their Team Free skate competition.

That high point score earned the two the gold while the Russian team got silver with 66 points and the US team received bronze with 62 points.

Now, not only is this Eric Radford’s first time going to the Winter Olympics as an openly gay man, but this win makes him the first openly gay athlete to receive a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

Congratulations Radford!

 

 

Fox News VP Slams Olympic Team USA For Their "Darker, Gay, Different" Agenda

Fox News Executive Vice President John Moody says the US Olympics team is “darker, gay, different.”

Moody made these comments through an op-ed for Fox News (that's now been taken down) and said that Team USA doesn’t have a chance at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

He thinks this is because athletes were chosen for PR reasons, and not because each person went through the intense and multi-step process of qualification.

To introduce his stance on this, Moody referenced a USOC official who praised the team for its diversity. Then Moody reversed that statement by saying there’s an “’embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s US team.”

He added:

“No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.”

“Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” he wrote.

“It appears the US Olympic Committee would like to change that to ‘Darker, Gayer, Different.”

“If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.”

Of course, many people were offended by John Moody’s statement and called him both racist and homophobic.

Gus Kenworthy & Adam Rippon Shared A Photo Opp (And A Kiss!)

Gus Kenworthy and Adam Rippon are at the top of the world right now.

Both men are openly gay athletes who are confident gay men and competent athletes (neither are mutually exclusive nor more important than the other).

On top of that, both men have wonderful personalities and have charm and charisma that entices others to like them (which is why they are constantly in the news).

Along with several other openly gay athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Kenworthy and Rippon have the world watching them.

And what do the two do as soon as they touch down in Pyeongchang, South Korea? Have a photo opp.

The two shared pictures of their meeting after the Opening Ceremony and we all couldn’t be prouder.

Good luck with the Winter Olympics, boys.

Mike Pence Can’t Get Over Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon and Mike Pence have been on a rollercoaster ride of news stories since Rippon qualified for the Winter Olympics (only a month ago).

Afterwards, Rippon shared that he didn’t want Vice President Mike Pence to oversee Team USA in the Winter Olympics, and he wouldn't be visiting the White House either.

Pence officially released a statement saying that Rippon’s assertion of Pence’s homophobic policymaking was “totally false” and that he’d be supporting “all the U.S. athletes.”

Now, there’s even more “he said/he said” going on between the two.

While flying the Vice President and his staff to South Korea for the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony, a White House official told the press that Pence’s office contacted the Olympic committee to offer a private meeting with him and Rippon.

Then later, Pence’s deputy chief of staff Jarrod Agen denied that a requested meeting was made.

In addition, Pence took to twitter to again deny that he ever supported conversion therapy.

Meanwhile, Rippon is adamant that he doesn’t support Pence, but also that he’s not as obsessed with the situation as Pence seems to be.

“I’m not trying to pick a fight with the vice president of the United States,” Rippon told reporters.

When asked if he had changed his mind about the customary trip to the White House after the games, Rippon replied with a curt no.

“I said no,” he said specifically.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence continues to try to reach out to Rippon.

Watch 10 US Olympians Strip For Cosmo

Looks like Cosmo knows what we want to see.

In a special video to celebrate the start of the Winter Olympics later tonight/early tomorrow, Cosmopolitan had a bunch of US athletes strip.

Honestly, there’s not much else to say about the video other than Gus Kenworthy, one of the US Bobsledders, and eight more male athletes strip while giving us their cheesiest best pickup lines.

Enjoy (I know I did).

Athletes Are Getting A Record Number Of Condoms At The 2018 Winter Olympics

Olympic Athletes will be getting about 37 condoms each when they come to South Korea.

Final preparations are in full force for the oncoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and one of their preparations has just created a new record.

South Korea is handing out the most free condoms ever distributed for the Winter Olympics.

110,000 condoms will be given out to the athletes through baskets in the bathrooms.

'Baskets with condoms will be placed at both men's and women's toilets at athletes' villages in Pyeongchang and Gangneung, the main press center, the media village as well as medical centers, the organizers said.

With 3,000 athletes participating, that means that each athlete could get about 37 condoms each.

The large amount of condoms being distributed is largely because manufacturer Convenience Co donated 100,000 condoms for a “successful hosting of the Winter Olympics and the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus.”

“We don't expect the athletes to use them all,” spokesperson Chung Geun-Sik said.  

That said, people expect some of the condoms to be used.

“Although no one really knows what led to this huge jump in Olympic sexy time, some believe it's due to the emergence of dating apps,” Elitedaily.com reported.

“The truth is, the facade perpetuating nothing but wholesome happenings in the Olympic Village first began to crumble way back in the 1992 games,” it said. 

Looks like South Korea's got Gus Kenworthy and the American bobsledding team covered.

Tonga's Sexy Olympian is Back to Make Us Sweat!

Does anyone remember the hot shirtless Tongan flag bearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio?

Well—here he is:

That’s Pita Taufatofua, an athlete who fell short in Taekwondo for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. But this time, after much training and a grueling international competition in Iceland, Pita is headed to PyeongChang for the Winter Olympics as a cross country skier.

The 34-year-old athlete qualified on the last day of competition and we are glad to see that he will be returning as an Olympian. Will he be making everyone swoon again during the opening ceremony? You know, all oily and glistening?

As far as we’re concerned, this Zaddy is good as GOLD!

 

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