At least 142 publicly out LGBTQ and non-binary athletes are headed to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Gamesmore than double the number who participated at the 2016 Rio Games, according to Outsports.
The number of publicly out LGBTQ athletes in Tokyo is greater than the number athletes who have participated in all of the previous Summer Olympic Games combined while publicly out.
This year at least 25 different countries will be represented by at least one publicly out athlete in 26 sports, including the first transgender Olympians.
Women on the list outnumber men by about an eight-to-one margin, with women's soccer alone having more than 30 out players.
Just a few of the out LGBTQ players are Chicago Sky player Stefanie Dolson (United States; women's basketball), Evy Leibfarth (United States; canoe slalom), Kelly Brazier (New Zealand; women's rugby), Alexis Sablone (United States; women's skateboarding), Megan Rapinoe (United States; women's soccer), Dutee Chand (India; women's sprints), Sam Stosur (Australia; women's tennis), Amini Fonua (Tonga; men's swimming) and Jack Woolley (Ireland; men's taekwondo).
The full Outsports article is at www.outsports.com/olympics/2021/7/12/22565574/tokyo-summer-olympics-lgbtq-gay-athletes-list.