• BOITANO SAYS HE’S GAY, BEFORE SOCHI TRIP

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    WASHINGTON: Brian Boitano, the 1988 Olympic figure skating gold medalist who was named this week to the US delegation to the 2014 Sochi Games, on Thursday announced that he is gay. Saying that “being gay is just one part of who I am,” Boitano said in a statement: “First and foremost I am an American athlete and I am proud to live in a country that encourages diversity, openness and tolerance.” Boitano was among the official US delegation to the Games named on Tuesday by President Barack Obama, which also includes tennis legend Billie Jean King, who is gay.

    AFP

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