Cozy at the Olympics

“If you are fortunate enough to be in a relationship with a supportive family,
in a country or place where living openly is pretty safe, I really would
recommend it because it will only benefit you and your mental health. 
You’ll probably perform better as well because you’re not worried about it.”
 
British Olympian Tom Bosworth discusses the advantages of being openly gay at the Games
I wish someone would discuss the advantages of being an openly gay single Olympian.

With wall-to-wall coverage, I’m coming across clips and highlights from the Olympics with alarming regularity.  I was fascinated by the story of Fabio Fognini – an Italian tennis player.  With every lost point, he’d scream “frocio”.  As someone who typically summers under the Tuscan sun, I recognized the polite term for “faggot” (I’m sure someone out there thinks I should say “the F-word”, but fuck that).  After losing the game, Fabio explained the situation on social media.  “The heat went to my head.  Obviously I didn’t want to offend anyone’s sensibilities.” 

Tom Daley can finally tick “win an Olympic gold medal” off his “To Do” list.  I’m sure he’d rather win it solo than as part of a syncro duo, but there’s another week to go.  How did he celebrate?  “If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’m a bit knitting obsessed.  And I kept banging my medal, so what I decided to do was make a little case for my medal.  Now my medal is not going to get scratched.”  Not only is he a gold medal winner, he’s also invented the knitted Olympic medal cozy.  Take that, all of you who think Dustin Lance Black is old one!

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