Gus Kenworthy may have shone bright at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, but his popularity had more to do with the fact that he was rescuing stray puppies during his time at the games. It wasn't until Oct. 2015 that the skier came out as part of an ESPN cover story. The interview itself was refreshing, especially in such a restrictive world as sports. However, his simple Twitter declaration, "I am gay," we perhaps just as powerful, if not more.
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