Megan Rapinoe at the 2012 Summer Olympics final on August 9, 2012Photo: Jay Solomon
With the Tokyo Olympics commencing in under two weeks, most countries have already selected the athletes that will represent them in the Summer Games, which are taking place a year after they were originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Those countries won’t be the only communities represented at the games. Analysis by Outsports shows that the Olympics will include a record-shattering 121 athletes who are publicly out, and 30 of them will be participating on behalf of the United States.
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The list of out Olympians was compiled by Outsports‘ Cyd Zeigler, Jim Buzinski, and Shelby Weldon, along with Tony Scupham-Bilton, a historian that created The Queerstory Files.
The list may not be exhaustive.
Here’s the list of Team USA’s out athletes and the sports they’ll be participating in:
Track and field
For the complete list go to Outsports…