FUERTE MEN OLYMPIAN SPOTLIGHT: Matthew Mitcham (Australia, diving) photo above – Mitcham won gold at the 2008 Olympics. Fellow Australian Olympians Russell and Lauryn Mark of the shooting team complained that they couldn't stay together in the Olympic village, saying it was anti-heterosexual discrimination and that gay couples could stay together. Mitcham spoke out against them on Twitter saying.
"Since there were only 11 out gays across all nations (in 2008), I’d hardly consider that a ton. Known couples are split anyway. The last thing I need is a sexually frustrated breeder with a shotgun being cross with me. No comment, thank you very much!!"
OTHER "OUT" OLYMPIANS
▪ Marilyn Agliotti (Netherlands, field hockey)
▪ Judith Arndt (Germany, cycling)
▪ Seimone Augustus (U.S., basketball)
▪ Natalie Cook (Australia, beach volleyball)
▪ Lisa Dahlkvist (Sweden, soccer)
▪ Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (Netherlands, field hockey)
▪ Imke Duplitzer (Germany, fencing)
▪ Edward Gal (Netherlands, equestrian)
▪ Jessica Harrison (France, triathlon)*
▪ Carl Hester (Britain, equestrian)
▪ Alexandra Lacrabère (France, handball)
▪ Jessica Landström (Sweden, soccer)
▪ Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, soccer)
▪ Maartje Paumen (Netherlands, field hockey)
▪ Carole Péon (France, triathlon)*
▪ Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil, handball)
▪ Megan Rapinoe (U.S. soccer)
▪ Lisa Raymond (U.S., doubles tennis)
▪ Rikke Skov (Denmark, handball)
▪ Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Germany, cycling)
*Péon and Harrison are a couple.