Freestyle skiing-Kenworthy doesn't want Pence 'distraction'

By Iain Axon PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Gus Kenworthy hopes the growing number of openly gay athletes at the Olympics will one day ensure the topic of sexuality barely merits a mention at the Games but the U.S. skier says there is still a long way to go. Kenworthy, who has dubbed U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a "bad fit" to lead their delegation in Pyeongchang, became the first openly gay action sports athlete when he came out in a cover story for ESPN The Magazine in 2015. The 26-year-old told Reuters on Sunday he was excited about representing the United States as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community at the ongoing Games in South Korea.

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