Athletes

Watch 10 US Olympians Strip For Cosmo

Looks like Cosmo knows what we want to see.

In a special video to celebrate the start of the Winter Olympics later tonight/early tomorrow, Cosmopolitan had a bunch of US athletes strip.

Honestly, there’s not much else to say about the video other than Gus Kenworthy, one of the US Bobsledders, and eight more male athletes strip while giving us their cheesiest best pickup lines.

Enjoy (I know I did).

Major League Baseball Agent Fired For Filming Players While They Showered

A scandal is breaking out in the Major League Baseball world because of an agent.

Jason Wood, the president of baseball for the agency CSE, was just suspended by the player’s union. Why? FanRag reports that it’s because Wood allegedly filmed many baseball players. In one circumstance, he specifically did it while the player showered in his St. Louis home.

In addition, Jason Wood has also been fired from his agency because of these stories.

“For over 32 years, CSE Talent has prided itself on our moral and ethical standards and have built a solid reputation within the industry,” said CSE president Danny Martoe in a statement. “It’s unfortunate that CSE Talent aligned itself with someone who didn’t uphold these same standards and therefore we chose to terminate with cause Wood’s employment.”

Despite all this, Woods is adamant in saying that he hasn’t done anything and that these allegations are false.

While we don’t know why the baseball players were showering in Woods’s home to begin with, we know that there are several, unshared, names attached to these allegations.

One player, who remained anonymous, said that he found the camera while he was showering. He says that he then confronted Wood, and immediately fired him as his agent.

Before all this, Jason Wood was the agent of some notable players like the Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, the Seattle Mariners’ David Phelps and the Atlanta Braves’ Joey Wentz.

Now, he is unable to represent any players and, depending of the results of the investigation, he could lose his accreditation as an agent.

Hong Kong Will Be The First Asian City To Host The Gay Games

Hong Kong will be the first Asian city to host the Gay Games.

This announcement was made yesterday in Paris to the excitement of Hong Kong’s 13-member bidding team. Reports say that the team was screaming, hugging, and cheering as they greeted the news reporters covering the event.

Hong Kong won over locations like Washington, D.C. and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Bid chair Dennis Philipse spoke to the South China Morning Post  about how proud he was of the result.

“We fought tirelessly and are elated to bring the games to Asia for the first time. Thank you all for your love and support,” he added.

Hong Kong will be host the Gay Games in 2022 at a little over 30 years since it was first held in 1982.

More athletes are expected to participate than the 15,000 that took part in Paris’s event. In addition the bid team expects about 1 billion in Hong Kong (approximately 128 billion US dollars) will come into the territory because of the event.

Alfred Chan, chairman of Hong Kong’s Equal Opportunities Commission, said that this is “a big step forward for Hong Kong itself to be able to win this world game,” and that “It is also a big step for diversity inclusion.”

This is just the latest in an ongoing string of progress found in Hong Kong.

While its close relative China is still very wishy-washy (yet still aggressive) towards LGBTQ people, Hong Kong is starting to change its policies in support of LGBTQ people.

Last month, Hong Kong shortened the period in which gay men can donate blood.

Then later that month, a British immigrant into Hong Kong was able to get union rights for her same-sex spouse that will allow them to be together in the Asian country.