Unfortualtely, Blake Skjellerup will not compete in next month's games in Sochi, Russia. Earlier this month Blake finished 33rd in the competition to qualify for the 500-meter short track speed skating. He was one spot away from automatic qualification.
“I was very excited to be representing not only my country – but a greater community, and one who, for a large period of history, has been discriminated against on so many levels.”
"I came very, very close. But it was not meant to be. I'm not disappointed in the outcome at all. I tried, and I'm not embarrassed or ashamed in any way. I'm proud of what I achieved, and it's been a rough ride since Vancouver, but I stuck through it, and I feel like I came out better on the other side." Watch the video Blake posted on Youtube.
Blake Skjellerup was photographed in Los Angeles by Aleksandar Tomovic. Styling Warren Alfie Baker.
So, that proves that I know nothing about soccer ... I thought that someone else already come out as the first soccer player, but today we learn that Thomas Hitzlsperger is the first - premier league - player to come out as gay. The 31-year-old, who ended his playing career in September due to persistent injuries, told Germany's Die Zeit newspaper that now was 'a good time' for him to reveal his sexuality.
'I'm coming out about my homosexuality because I want to move the discussion about homosexuality among professional sportspeople forwards'.
I am all for people to come out if theyr feel like doing it. So I can only applaud the charming Thomas Hitzlsperger for doing so.
You all know how much I LOVE to keep you informed about French rugby - and rugby players in particular - so today we are going to focus our attention on le beau Maxime Mermoz currently playing for Toulon.
I am not sure why but during a game last week, one player who wanted to stop him from being the awesome player that he is ... pulled his short - and underwear - down ...
I mean, that's how you play rugby people, well at least that's how I did play rugby when I was younger living in France and Rugby was kinda mandatory lol.
We have all the action - frame by frame - after the jump just for you.
Does this pulled down action happened because Maxime is also an underwear model for DIM Soft Touch line and someone from the other team wanted to check if he was really wearing DIM underwear and if the touch was as soft as advertised!? You can Click here to see all the photos along with a video.
I mean it's not like we never saw Maxime naked before - like many times - after all he is French and a Rugby player which pretty much guarantee that he will get naked at some point of his life, for the good cause that is aka Dieux Du Stade.
If you want to see the full shot - below - it's after the jump, as always you don't have to do it, it's only if you really want to ;-P
Over the holidays, French television aired 'Le gala des Étoiles de la Glisse' an ice skating gala taking place in Courchevel. This year among many duos, two men Alexander Liubchenko and Jean-Denis Sanchis performing together ... watch their sexy act below:
It is not their first time together, they recently did this shirtless routine back in November.
Works like a charm ...
Right now, people are full of resolutions right now and one of those resolutions is to get in better shape ... it won't last very long for 99% of us but Equinox is projecting those results in the future - smart move.
"This year when you get into great shape, you might just get into some trouble."
A good workout can be a bad influence! Watch the campaign below via BelloMag.