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Northwestern Notebook 6/28


by Kevin Trahan (@k_trahan) Shurna in the Draft Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago had a nice piece on Shurna's preparation for the NBA Draft tonight. It's tough to tell whether Shurna will hear his name...

10 Greek Gods from the 2012 London Olympics


James Magnussen, swimming Like most, I watched the Summer Olympics on TV from the comfort of my couch. Here in Canada, CTV was the official...

Out 2012 Olympians

Only three out of 23 openly LGBT athletes in London are men.

Pride House lives, set to welcome fans and athletes during London Olympics


Pride House was born at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a place where LGBT fans and athletes would be welcomed to the Olympic Games. Plans for a bigger venue in London fell through when organizers...

Josh Dixon looking for big performance on Day Two of U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials


Out gay gymnast Josh Dixon finished 13th overall on Day One of competition at the U.S. Olympic gymnastics trials, hurting his chances of being named to the Olympic team. He recorded low scores in...

Olympic photos: Ashton Eaton sets world record in decathlon


12 One of the "it" athletes at the London Olympics might be Ashton Eaton, an American decathlete from Oregon who set the world record in the...

Olympic photos: Boudia, McCrory, Dumais, Colwill head U.S. men in diving


8 Thomas Finchum came up short in his attempt to make the U.S. Olympic diving team and has announced his retirement from the sport to pursue...

Should Olympic athletes be able to self-declare their gender?


The International Olympic Committee has had a transgender policy in place for almost a decade. That policy opens the door for participation by trans people if they meet requirements including...

WNBA star Seimone Augustus is an out lesbian


The Advocate has a great piece on out lesbian Minnesota Lynx star Seimone Augustus, who will be part of Team USA basketball this summer in London. What makes Michelle Garcia's article so great is...

Gay gymnast Josh Dixon gets lots of attention, but he's focused on the Olympics


Our story earlier this week about Olympic gymnastics hopeful Josh Dixon got lots of attention, but he told the San Jose Mercury News that's not why he came out publicly. Headed into the national...

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