By Michelle Garcia
Originally published on Advocate.com February 13 2014 1:30 PM ET
Who knows if she'll get another hug from Vladimir Putin, but bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst has won another medal. This time, she earned a silver medal behind China's Hong Zhang, while her Dutch teammate Margot Boer won bronze in the event.
With that silver medal, she is now the most successful Dutch Olympian at the Sochi games, as well as one of two LGBT athletes with a medal. The other is Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria, who won a silver medal in ski jumping.
The Long Run
Out Slovenian skier Barbara Jezersek came in 41st in the women's 10 kilometer cross-country skiing classic on Thursday. Over the weekend, she finished 19th in the women's 7.5 kilometer skiathlon with 40:29.5. Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland won the event, with Charlotte Kalla of Sweden winning silver, and Therese Johaug of Norway taking home the Bronze medal.
Johnny's Got The Bling
Out former Olympian Johnny Weir is not hiding anything about how gay he is, despite Russia's laws against LGBT "propaganda." Here he is with his own golden necklace (and check out Huffington Post's roundup on Weir's amazing fashion choices):
@DrunkTedTurner you obviously missed johnny weir's "Gay Pope" outfit... pic.twitter.com/QxAvDx3EH7
— Joseph Hester (@_joehester_) February 10, 2014
The Luge Saga
Here's what Jimmy Kimmel thinks of the American lugers who aren't too pleased with jokes that their sport is kind of gay (or as Kimmel put it, "high-velocity spooning"):
Evgeni Plushenko Is Out — of Skating
This morning, Russia's big hope for another medal in figure skating, Evgeni Plushenko, announced that he would not skate in the men's competition and that he was retiring for good. There's no doubt there are plenty of people who are upset by this. Here, this will cheer you up: