Final Tally: Team LGBT Wins Six Medals at Sochi Winter Olympics

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Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst (left) and Austrian ski-jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz racked up six medals for team LGBT at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

The Sochi Winter Olympics have come to a close, leaving Team LGBT with an impressive six medals. Five of those came via Dutch bisexual speed skater Ireen Wüst, who, just this weekend, helped her team win gold in the women’s team pursuit. Gay Star News reports:

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Requiem for a Meme: Bob Costas’ Pink Eye

The 2014 Winter Olympics just became a whole lot less entertaining with the announcement that Matt Lauer will replace Bob Costas in the main anchor chair for a day. Costas’s infected left eye quickly became the star of Sochi and the source of fountain of entertainment on Twitter. There are at least a dozen handles and five hashtags paying homage to Costas’s affliction. And the tweets have been more entertaining than the games.

When the infection worsened and spread to the right eye, both NBC and Costas agreed, for the good of America and the world, it was time for a new host (if only temporarily). In memory of Bob’s red, swollen, half-open oozing eyes, here now is a sampling of the best tweets of the past few days.

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PHOTOS: Johnny Weir is Gay, Gay, Gay in Sochi

If flaunting your gayness is illegal in Russia, Johnny Weir must have packed a suitcase full of Get Out of Jail Free cards before heading to Sochi for his job as an NBC Winter Olympic commentator. If his Instagram feed is any indication, the Quarryville, Pa., native is bringing an unabashed amount of homo-fabulousness to this year’s winter games. From a twerk-off in the Olympic ice-skating rink to his fierce Russian braid, I round up some of his gayest moments so far.

In this video, with retired figure skater Tara Lipinski, he shows us the fab wardrobe and jewels he brought along for the festivities.

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Would Bob Costas Be On TV With Pink Eye If He Were a Woman?

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If you haven’t been tuning in to NBC’s Olympics 2014 coverage, then you might now know that veteran Olympics anchor Bob Costas has been showing up for work every day with a nasty little eye infection. Since last Thursday, he’s been broadcasting his pus-filled, crusty eye to the millions of people tuning in for his Olympics recaps. Read more »

Confessions of an Olympics 2014 Junkie

Sage Kotsenburg (USA) reacts after his first run of men's slopestyle finals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Sage Kotsenburg (USA) reacts after his first run of men’s slopestyle finals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

I had a hard time tearing myself away to write this. The German and Russian women’s ice hockey teams are facing off in the living room downstairs. Normally, ice hockey leaves me cold — I never watch the Flyers. But every four years, I clear my slate for ice hockey — men’s and women’s — and curling, and biathlon, and Alpine skiing, and all sorts of other obscure wintry goings-on. It’s time for the Olympics! And I love the Olympics more than I can say. Read more »

Out Athlete Ireen Wust Wins Gold in Speed Skating

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Out Netherlands speed skater Ireen Wüst snagged the gold medal in the women’s 3,000-meter competition in Sochi. Buzzfeed reports:

Wüst finished in just 4 minutes, 0.34 seconds — just ahead of Martina Sablikova, the defending champ [from the Czech Republic.] Sablikova took silver after stopping the timer at 4 minutes, 1.95 seconds, while Russia’s Olga Graf won the bronze medal, finishing in 4 minutes, 3.47 seconds. Graf’s medal is the first in the games for Russia, the host nation.

Go team gay!

Here Are the Seven Out Athletes Competing in the Sochi Winter Olympics

Just so you’re on your gay-game while watching this year’s Winter Olympics, here’s a quick photo roundup of the seven out athletes competing for the gold. And they just so happen to all be lesbians. Very, very hot lesbians. They’re also all from other countries, but still worthy of a woo! or two while you root for the U.S. To find out when to catch them on the tube, check out this great LGBT viewers guide on LGBT Nation.

1. Anastasia Bucsis, Speed Skating, Canada

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