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Podcast: Record number of gay athletes at Rio Summer Olympics

Team LGBTI is bigger than ever.

Dutch gymnast Jeffrey Wammes is one of the record openly gay 11 male Olympians.
Dutch gymnast Jeffrey Wammes is one of the record openly gay 11 male Olympians.
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When WNBA star Elena Delle Donne came out publicly in a magazine interview as being in a same-sex relationship, she became the 44th openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and intersex athlete who will compete in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Among these athletes are a record 11 men.

We examine the impact of Delle Donne coming out, the overall state of LGBTI athletes at the Olympics and why no gay American male athletes are out. We also examine the medal prospects for Team LGBTI.