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LPGA: Learn English Or No Golf For You!

The Ladies Professional Golf Association has given their players two years to learn English or they will not be allowed to play. Concerned about its appeal to sponsors, the women’s professional golf tour, which in recent years has been dominated by foreign-born players, has warned its members that they must become conversant in English by 2009 or face suspension. “We ...

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Out Lesbians Take Six Medals In Beijing

In addition to the stunning upset victory of out gay diver Matthew Mitcham, six of the thirteen out lesbians at the Beijing Olympics won medals, including girlfriends Gro Hammerseng and Katja Nyberg, who took Norway’s handball team to the gold. Go to 365gay.com for a great photo recap of lesbionic fabulousity. Over at OutSports, there’s this fascinating factoid: Statistically speaking, ...

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Golden Gay: Matthew Mitcham, Australia’s Out Olympic Diver Wins Gold

In what is being hailed as one of the most tremendous upsets of the Beijing Olympics, openly gay Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won a gold medal today after his string of perfect 10’s recorded the highest scoring dive in Olympic history. Mitcham’s pulled off a stunning final dive in the 10 metre platform, scoring an incredible four perfect 10s, to ...

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IOC Inquiry For Chinese Gymnasts

The International Olympic Committee is finally looking into the ages of the Chinese female gymnasts. The IOC did not give details on what new information prompted it to act now, three days after the gymnastics competition ended. “With some questions still remaining, we asked the federation to take a closer look,” Davies said. The Chinese women won six medals, including ...

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China Ties U.S. In Total Medals

For the first time since 1936, the total Olympic medal count winner may not be the United States or Russia.From the Dallas Morning News: The last time the U.S. failed to win the overall medal count was 1992, when the Unified Team earned 112 to America’s 108. That also was the last year in which the U.S. lost the gold ...

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Inevitable

I had the original Mark Spitz poster on the back of my bedroom door until I was about 15 years old, but I think it was 1975 when Spitz came down and Rosanne Rosannadanna went up. Then she was replaced by Darth Vader in ’77.

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Daily Grumble

As much as I admire the Olympic accomplishments of Michael Phelps, I can’t help but wonder about his being proclaimed the greatest Olympian of all time just because of his medal count. Others are going even farther and calling him the greatest athlete of all time. By what measure? Phelps spent a total of, what, ten minutes in the pool? ...

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Olympic Scandal: Chinese Gold Medal Gymnast Underage

Chinese gold medals won in women’s gymnastics are coming under question as proof has emerged that star competitor He Kexin is only 14 years old. In 1997 the minimum age for competing was raised to 16. Just nine months before the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government’s news agency, Xinhua, reported that gymnast He Kexin was 13, which would have made ...

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Wilze Ilzare Plilzayin Dizouble Dizutch

The skip they do’s the double dutch. That’s them dancing. Double dutch will become a varsity sport at New York City high schools this fall. Gimme a “ho” if you got your funky bus fare. Double dutch, an urban street staple that dates back centuries and, come next spring, will become the newest of 35 varsity sports played in New ...

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Gender Testing For Female Olympians

Some female athletes at the Beijing Olympics will undergo controversial gender tests to ensure that they are genetically women. Organizers of the Beijing Olympics have set up a sex-determination laboratory to evaluate “suspect” female athletes, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported Sunday. The lab is similar to ones set up at previous Olympics in Sydney and Athens, and will ...

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That Ain’t Right, Nike

Via The Gay Recluse comes word of the latest Nike campaign, which features a series of athletes “humiliated” by having their faces pushed into the crotches of other players. Tag lines on the “That Ain’t Right” campaign include “Your mama won’t let you come home after this. What would she tell the neighbors?” The ad was created by Wieden+Kennedy. Non-consensual ...

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Cage Match Gay Stunt Causes Mayhem

Is this funny? Crowds in Arkansas came for the lure of cage fighting and $1 beer, but police say what they got instead was men ripping each others’ clothes off and kissing – a stunt suspected of being orchestrated by Sacha Baron Cohen of “Borat” fame.”We had a contract for cage fighting. We were deceived,” said Dwight Duncan, president and ...

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V For Victory

Viagra appears to be on its way to becoming the drug of choice for athletes looking to enhance their performance on the playing field – not just in the bedroom. The Olympics are looking into adding Viagra to the list of banned substances and it’s even been found in race horses. It wasn’t so long ago that the only person ...

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Lesbians Tossed From Seattle Mariners Game For Kissing

A former contestant on MTV’s A Shot Of Love With Tila Tequila and her girlfriend were asked to leave Seattle’s Safeco Field after a fan complained about them sharing a kiss. Anyone who has attended a Major League Baseball game in the past decade has probably seen a “Kiss Cam” where couples throughout the ballpark are featured locking lips on ...

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Aussie Olympian Comes Out

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham, 20, has come out in advance of competing in the Beijing Olympics. Like many athletes around the world, Australian Matthew Mitcham fought his way to the top of his sport to qualify for the Beijing Olympic Games. Unlike many of his Olympic counterparts however, the diver must fight to bring his life partner with him to ...

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Love For Sale

Here’s a couple of shots from last night’s Gotham Knights bachelor auction at NYC’s Splash Bar. That’s Miss Peppermint with Gotham coach Peter Rizzo (in the kilt) and Gotham player Morgan Sigg. Sponsoring the event was N2NBodywear. Embiggen away, you dirty birds.

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Tomorrow: Rugby Bachelor Auction

Stop by Manhattan’s Splash Bar tomorrow night for the annual Gotham Knights Rugby Bachelor Auction which benefits Immigration Equality, a group that works to keep bi-national gay couples and families together. How much does a rugger go for these days?

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Gay Rugger Break

Fellow blogger Jess, the official photographer of the Gotham Knights, sent me along the link to his photo gallery of last week’s match against Landsdowne. (Gotham is in the blue and gold uniforms.) Next week Gotham plays in the Long Island Rugby Tournament in Lido Beach.

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Not Bears, Manatees

Bears and chubby chasers have a new reason to watch baseball. The Manatees are the Florida Marlins’ new 16-man “plus size” cheerleading troupe. FIFTEEN men auditioned. Fifteen made the cut. Few could tell an eight-count from a pivot turn, but no matter: Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the Manatees, Major League Baseball’s first all-male, plus-size dance troupe. When ...

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Lesbian “Super Bowl” Hits Tampa

The NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament is playing out in Tampa and the lady-loving-ladies are pouring into town. The Final Four games Sunday and Tuesday will showcase the nation’s best women’s basketball match-ups. But the tournament will also usher in what is widely believed to be the largest lesbian gathering in the history of the Tampa Bay area. Other ...

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