While there were many winning moments from this year’s Olympics, here are some of our favorite “Winning Wednesday” worthy moments from the 2012 Games in London.
1. U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins Gold (An obvious for ‘Winning’ moment for out soccer player Megan Rapione)
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2. Australian trampolinist Ji Wallace announced that he is HIV positive. Wallace won a silver medal from the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
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3. The exhibits at the Pride House 2012: This “house” created a welcoming space for all athletes, staff, spectators and friends of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the purpose of “bringing together all members and friends of the worldwide LGBT community to view live screenings of London 2012 events and discuss relevant LGBT and sports-related topics, with exhibits, photos, and videos celebrating LGBT sport.”
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4. Statistically, OUT athletes were more likely to medal than straight athletes: (10 of 23 out athletes won Olympic medals). For instance, Seimone Augustus (pictured below) shows off her Olympic hardware. In addition to Augustus, 9 other openly LGBT athletes won Olympic medals – Carl Hester, Gold for Great Britain in Equestrian; Megan Rapinoe, Gold for USA in Soccer; Marilyn Agliotti, Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Kim Lammers, and Maartje Paumen, Gold for the Netherlands in Field Hockey; Judith Arndt, Silver for Germany in Cycling; Edward Gal, Bronze for the Netherlands in Equestrian, and; Lisa Raymond, Bronze for USA in Tennis.
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5. The Spice Girls reunite to perform at the Closing Ceremonies – ‘nuff said
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