Out Olympic athletes and coaches

Pia Sundhage is one of the out athletes who will be at the 2012 Olympics

U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer coach Pia Sundhage

BY RYAN COLLETT
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One of the world’s biggest spotlights will turn on and turn towards the Summer Olympics that begin next week in London. While the games are largely a celebration of competition and athleticism, they’re also a microcosm of sorts for the ethics surrounding the world of professional sports.

Homosexuality in sports remains a large taboo throughout the world – many of the nations participating in this year’s Olympics don’t even allow homosexuality. Nonetheless, a few individuals are out and open and spread positive awareness with their Olympic bids.

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