Ten years ago, Amélie Mauresmo came out of the closet after her breakout run to the finals at the Australian Open. Two Grand Slam titles and several dives in the rankings later, is she putting her formidable backhand to bed forever?
Myth has it that Hercules created the Olympics in the days when men and gods mingled on Grecian mountaintops. But the first recorded games took place in 776 BCE with just one event -- a 210-yard dash known as the stade -- which a naked runner named Coroebus of Elis won. While we can’t say whether Coroebus was gay, we do know of at least 19 gay athletes who’ve taken home medals in the last century of Olympic competition.
Internationally known kayaker Tanya Faux is competing this week in the Teva Mountain Games competition in Vail, Colo. The pro athlete shares her experiences on the kayaking circuit as well as some insights into her personal life.