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Caitlyn Jenner: Where Do I Keep My Gold Medal?

Caitlyn Jenner: Where Do I Keep My Gold Medal?

Originally posted 08/26/2015 04:15PM

Caitlyn Jenner says that before she came out as a transgender woman, she had "totally isolated" herself from the trans community. Meeting others like her, she says, has been "an eye-opening experience." Touched by their harrowing but often inspiring stories of survival, Jenner, 65, has partnered with WhoSay to release a weekly series of editorials called "The Real Me" that shine a light on the issues and people in the LGBT community.

Hello friends! I hope your week is off to an awesome start.

I've been going through all of the messages that you've sent me, and I'm overwhelmed by your kindness, words of encouragement and insightful questions. While I can't respond to each of you, I want you to know that I'm reading everything and it means so much to me.

Here's a fun question that I seem to get a lot … enjoy!

Nancy T.: You are so awesome. I'm just wondering where you keep your gold medal. Is it on display?

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Forced to Retire at 25, Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Farrington Decides to Inspire with Crazy Volcano-Climbing Trip

Originally posted 08/19/2015 03:45PM

One afternoon not long ago, Kaitlyn Farrington stood near the summit of a 14,000-ft. volcano in Northern California as tears streamed down her sweat-drenched face. "I can't go any further," she muttered to a companion, trying to steady herself under the weight of a 40-lb. backpack full of gear that included a battered snowboard, wincing as bursts of burning, knife-like pains shot through her neck and back.

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Michael Phelps: After Two DUIs, I Won't Drink Until After the Rio Olympics – If I Ever Drink Again

Michael Phelps: After Two DUIs, I Won't Drink Until After the Rio Olympics – If I Ever Drink Again

Originally posted 08/06/2015 02:00AM

There was a time when Michael Phelps' coach worried about what state he'd find the swimming champ in when he turned up for training in the morning.

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Fellow Olympian Greg Louganis 'Had No Idea' Caitlyn Jenner Wanted to Transition

Fellow Olympian Greg Louganis 'Had No Idea' Caitlyn Jenner Wanted to Transition

Originally posted 07/31/2015 11:50AM

When gold-medal-winning diver Greg Louganis came out in the '90s and revealed he was living with HIV, he helped shine a light on LGBT issues and made history as one of the first openly gay athletes.

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Avril Lavigne Returns to the Stage at the Special Olympics in Her First Performance Since Revealing Lyme Disease Battle

Avril Lavigne Returns to the Stage at the Special Olympics in Her First Performance Since Revealing Lyme Disease Battle

Originally posted 07/26/2015 06:15PM

Avril Lavigne gave her first public performance in more than a year on Saturday, singing during the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

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Justin Bieber Cheers on Canada at the Special Olympics

Justin Bieber Cheers on Canada at the Special Olympics

Originally posted 07/26/2015 05:40PM

Justin Bieber supported Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, cheering proudly alongside the athletes from his home country.

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Caitlyn Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch Could Fetch $20,000 at Auction

Caitlyn Jenner's 1984 Olympic Torch Could Fetch $20,000 at Auction

Originally posted 07/07/2015 02:55PM

The Summer Olympic torch that Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 1984 is going to the auction block, where it could bring in $20,000 – or even more.

The Associated Press reports that the 24-in. torch is the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the decathlon gold medalist revealed she is transgender and introduced herself to the world.

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Meet a World War II Veteran Who's a Bona Fide Athlete – at 100 Years Old

100-Year-Old Man Competes in Meijer State Games of Michigan Despite Age Bracket Ending at 99

Originally posted 06/29/2015 03:15PM

Fred Winter does 100 push-ups a day – one for each year he has been alive.

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Olympian Removes Daughter's Loose Tooth with Javelin (VIDEO)

Olympian Removes Daughter's Loose Tooth with Javelin (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/07/2015 02:00PM

Bryan Clay is a multiple Olympic medal-winning American decathlete (silver medal in 2004, gold in 2008, if you're counting). He is now retired. People take to retirement in different ways; this is apparently how Clay is dealing.

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How Olympic Legend Shannon Miller Used Lessons from Sports to Beat Cancer

How Olympic Legend Shannon Miller Used Lessons from Sports to Beat Cancer

Originally posted 04/22/2015 07:00PM

Shannon Miller has won more world championships and Olympic medals than any gymnast in U.S. history. And she survived ovarian cancer.

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Filed Under: Olympics, Cancer, Health, Sports
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