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Olympic Coverage for Girls Day 3: Lesbian Olympian Relationships - the Speed Skating Edition

Olympic Coverage for Girls Day 3: Lesbian Olympian Relationships - the Speed Skating Edition

I have juicy Olympic gossip to share! Remember when I was telling you that Dutch speed skater, Ireen Wüst was gay? She's been dating a fellow Olympian - short track skater Sanne van Kerkhoft. Also, Johnny Wier and Tanith Belbin, ex-girlfriend of Weir's teammate Evan Lysacek, are rommies - and its all aromatic candles, Lady Gaga and Cher!

Ahhhh, snap! Have I got news for you, girlfriends. From that little ditty, it’s pretty obvious I’m boobs deep into the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but I promised you sports and sports you will get. But first I have juicy Olympic gossip to share, and you must lipsync for your life. Just kidding - you get the gossip for free just by reading my column.

Remember when I was telling you that Dutch speed skater, Ireen Wüst was gay?

Well, it turns out she’s been dating a fellow Olympian since May - short track skater Sanne van Kerkhoft.

It also turns out that Wüst is tired of talking about it:

“I want to talk about ice skating”, Wüst said in a recent interview. “You are not asking Sven Kramer (Dutch, European and World All-round Champion, Ed.) about how his relationship is going. So why would you ask me? If I would’ve had a relationship with a guy, you wouldn’t have asked me either.”

That’s a tough call. I think the two are mutually exclusive and can coexist together, but can understand the frustration in wanting to focus on her sport.

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Next gossip comes from someone I wish I didn’t have to focus on for anything - Johnny Weir. He just pisses me off sitting there - fake fur or not. Turns out he didn’t want a roommate for the Olympics, but got one anyway, and you guessed it - it’s a woman.

It’s his BFF Tanith Belbin who’s the ex-girlfriend of Weir’s teammate Evan Lysacek. Damn those Olympic love trysts. Of course Johnny has settled right in and is in charge of the decorating.

“I was only in my room about five minutes, but it smells amazing,” Belbin said yesterday of Weir’s advance decorating. “Johnny said it did not [smell good before]. He said it smelled like wet dogs.”

How is it now, pray tell?

“It’s beautiful!” exclaimed Tanith. “There are aromatic candles, and he had Audrey Hepburn posters and motivational quotes on the wall. And in the bedroom, he put away all my clothes. … He told me he didn’t have time to find Cher [posters]. But he hoped to be able to get out and shop for those later.” 

He did get up a Lady Gaga one though - I shit you not. Wow, look at the time. The column’s over and there are absolutely no worthy sports items to be found. My bad. I promise to make up for that and even bite the bullet and talk about figure skating - just make sure the Cher poster is up and you’ve got candles burning for me.

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