Just how queer will the Winter Olympics in Beijing be?
Early indicastions are that it's an event that's going to be pretty gay.
Obviously, there's lots of different measures by which you could assess whether one Winter Olympics is queerer than another. One of the easies indicators that we've got is the number of competing athletes that have publicly discussed their sexuality and have publicly identified as being part of the LGBTQ community.
According to the available reporting, the 2018 Winter Olympics featured 15 LGBTQ athletes. Will there be more than that competing at Beijing? It's looking likely.
Names to look out for include high-profile athletes such as Gus Kenworthy, plus there's going to a lot of queer action on the ice - at least 7 figure skaters identify as LGBTQ. Then there's plenty fo women who will be hitting the snow hard - including Belle Brockhoff. And don't forget Ireen Wüst - she's already the most decorated Olympic speedskater and she's heading to her 5th Olympics.
Team LGBTQ looks set to win gold at the Beijing Winter Olympics.