It's been an amazing week of athletics since the Olympic Games began in London just last Friday. Here's a week-one wrap of what the out Olympians have been up to. 

August 03 2012 2:50 PM

The US Women’s Soccer team defeated New Zealand in Newcastle on Friday 2-0, and will take their four game win streak into the Olympic semifinals on Monday when they face the winner of Canada v Great Britain in Manchester.

August 03 2012 1:09 PM

US Olympic beach volleyball staple and no. 1 seed, Kerry Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, lost their first set ever in three Olympic competitions yesterday, in a match that started off rocky, but ended in a win for the duo.

August 02 2012 8:48 PM

German Cyclist Judith Arndt became the first out lesbian to medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London when she won a silver medal in the time trials. American Kristin Armstrong won the gold medal in the event and Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia won the bronze,

August 02 2012 4:02 PM

Natalie Cook, 37, Australia’s out beach volleyball star’s quest for gold ended in London, and with that, she will depart from the sport in which she has excelled at for almost two decades.

August 02 2012 2:22 PM

One of my favorite Olympic sports is synchronized swimming.
I discovered the sport when, as a child, I stumbled upon the 1952 film Million Dollar Mermaid with Hollywood star Esther Williams.

August 01 2012 6:26 PM

Distance swimmer and out lesbian Diana Nyad will once again attempt to swim 100 miles from Cuba to Florida, but this time in a new special suit to protect her from jellyfish stings.

July 31 2012 7:31 PM

On July 15, five military veterans set out on The Long Road Home Project, a 90-day, 4,200-mile cross-country cycling journey from Ocean Shores, WA to their destination in Washington D.C. on October 14, to raise money and awareness for vets. Among the cyclists is 27-year-old veteran Marie B. (Marty) who was able to come out openly about being a lesbian following DADT’s repeal.

July 31 2012 7:22 PM

The London 2012 Olympics are only four days old, and have already provided enough dramatic storylines for the entire US women’s team and their fans. Earlier today, the US women’s gymnastics team won gold defeating Russia 183.596 to 178.530. It was the team’s first Olympic gold since the Atlanta games in 1996, and only the second gold medal for US Women’s Gymnastics overall.

July 31 2012 4:05 PM

South African Olympic archer Karen Hultzer recently came out as a lesbian to SB Nation. Hultzer’s coming out brings the number of out Olympians competing in London to 22, according to SB Nation's tally.

July 31 2012 3:11 PM