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Pride House at the Winter Olympics will be hosted by Canada

Pride House is designed to welcome LGBTQ athletes, coaches and fans.

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Canada House was sporting a rainbow flair even at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Pride House, the installation appearing at international sporting competitions to be a beacon of inclusion for LGBT people, will be hosted at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the Canadian Olympic Committee at Canada house. The two organizations announced the move on Wednesday.

“The COC stands behind its commitment of inclusion and diversity in the global sport landscape,” said Chris Overholt, CEO and Secretary General of the Canadian Olympic Committee, in a statement. “We recognize that diversity is our greatest strength. Inclusion is the very foundation of what makes the heart of Team Canada.”

The first Pride House was held at the Vancouver Winter Olympics eight years ago. Since then the organization has had a presence at every Olympics except in Sochi in 2014, due to the anti-LGBT laws in Russia. There have also been Pride Houses at the Women’s World Cup and the Pan-American Games.

You can find complete Winter Olympics 2018 coverage on SB Nation, and Outsports will have the LGBT angle.