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Australia Swim Team: Toxic Culture

Team tries to explain their poor performance in London

10 Greek Gods from the 2012 London Olympics

James Magnussen, swimming Like most, I watched the Summer Olympics on TV from the comfort of my couch. Here in Canada, CTV was the official...

Pride House lives, set to welcome fans and athletes during London Olympics

Pride House was born at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a place where LGBT fans and athletes would be welcomed to the Olympic Games. Plans for a bigger venue in London fell through when organizers...

Olympic "sex symbol" Ryan Lochte owns 130 pairs of shoes and wears a pink Speedo

Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE Ryan Lochte, the sculpted 27-year-old American swimmer expected to win multiple gold medals, is the sex symbol of...

Olympic diving hopeful, 13, has two dads, to lead gay pride parade

Here is an awesome story from the Indianapolis Star about 13-year-old diver Jordan Pisey Windle. He is an orphan from Cambodia who was adopted in 2000 by Jerry Windle. Years later, Windle met and...

Portrait: Australian diver Matthew Mitcham ready for London Olympics

Matthew Mitcham, defending champion in the Olympic 10-meter platform diving, and the rest of the Australian diving team met the media in Brisbane to discuss the London Olympics and pose for photos....

IOC asked to consider gay rights as part of Olympics invites

British human rights lawyer and writer Mark Stephens has written a provocative article arguing that LGBT rights be the centerpiece of the London Olympics. Nations that still criminalize...

Pride House, previously canceled for London Olympics, will open

July 12 update here. After two years of promotion for what was supposed to be the biggest, flashiest, gayest presence at the Olympics, organizers have canceled Pride House for the London Games,...

British see red, or lack of it, in new Olympic uniforms

The Team Britain Olympic uniforms, designed by Stella McCartney, were unveiled to some critical reviews. The chief complaint -- there was not enough red in them and they were so blue they looked...

London Olympics volunteers quizzed on how to deal with gay issues

The London Olympics organizers are putting potential volunteers through diversity training in anticipation of athletes and fans from all parts of the world coming to the city. Among the questions...

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