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Tokyo Olympics Will Host A Record Number Of Out LGBTQ Athletes Next Week

 The Olympic rings are seen at Tokyo's Odaiba district on March 23, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri/Getty Images)
The Olympic rings are seen at Tokyo's Odaiba district on March 23, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri/Getty Images)

In June we brought you a story about LGBTQ athletes from around the world vying to make history and qualify for the Olympics.

Now, a month later, the list is quite expansive, with a record number of out athletes set to compete.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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