Medals of Honor

10 Out Olympians Snatched Medals At The Games

Though the Olympics might have been short on openly gay athletes, those who were out still managed an impressive showing, with 10 out of the 23 out Olympians earning medals.

SB Nation rounded up the medaled ‘mos:

Seimone Augustus, from the U.S. women’s basketball team (GOLD)
Carl Hester, from UK’s equestrian dressage team (GOLD)
Marilyn Agliotti, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Kim Lammers and Maartje Paumen from the Netherlands’ field hockey team (GOLD)
Megan Rapinoe, from the US soccer team (GOLD)
Judith Ardnt, German cyclist (SILVER)
Edward Gal, from the Netherlands’ equestrian dressage team (BRONZE)
Lisa Raymond, US mixed doubles tennis (BRONZE)

Sadly not among the medal-winners was Matthew Mitcham, who left many a horndog panting in disappointment over their dashed dreams of a disrobed dive.

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  • realgay

    Congratulations to all gay Olympians!

  • Macmantoo

    Congratulations to ALL Olympians-Straight or Gay. Whether you won or not you gave your all. I salute you for trying.

  • F Stratford

    Did Gay Olympians won more gold than all the middle east countries combined?

  • Triple S

    I swear, some of the Australian representatives of the Olympics (not Matty, I adore him) were so embarrassing. Effing Stephanie Rice crying her eyes out because she didn’t get fucking Gold after she got SILVER.

    SILVER I tell you! It’s a goddamn honour to get qualified for the Olympics not to mention bloody hard, and getting Silver out of the THOUSANDS that could have would send me over the moon! I couldn’t look at the news article for very long before getting totally ashamed of her.
    It was a downright shame that Magnusson lost by ONE HUNDREDTH of a second. He has a right to be incredibly frustrated, but he talked himself right on up before starting and what happens? A dismal failure on the first race. Same with Rice.

    If only Matt got through, we could have a dignified and respectable representative to the Olympics. Don’t take the other bastards as representative of us Australians. Matt encompasses us far more accurately.

  • Dagrlzrd

    Am I correct in thinking that there are more Lesbians willing to come out than Gay men? For some reason that I do not understand it appears that society is more accepting in some way towards women than Gay men. For instance,Heterosexual men love to fantasize about two women being together.Do Heterosexual women buy Gay male porn to see hot guys making out???Are there more Lesbians in sports than Gay men? Or are we just faced with the stigma that a Gay man is not a REAL MAN in the world of sports.I am so confused!!!!! Eight of the ten winners are women.And it seems that certain countries are more accepting or at least tolerant of those who have a different sexual orientation from the so-called norm.

  • TracyDomenica

    So 10 gays snatched medals at the straight Olympic Games; yet no straighties have done anything close to that at the Gay Games. Who says gay people aren’t athletic?

  • IsraelQueerty

    Matty Mitcham did a fantastic job in spite of his recent abdominal surgery. That fellow is such a leader promoting positive gay energy. He won the gold last year so he will always be historic no matter what he does in any of the competitions. He was also a person to immediately come out right away. Take look on YouTube at him realizing he won the gold in the last Olympics.

    Congrats to all of the gay winners.

    Even though Carl Hester did not win two gold medals his horse and the person he trained trounced the competition to win the individual dressage gold medal. What a thing of beauty.

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