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TORONTO - Olympic gymnast Kris Burley remained in the closet throughout his career. Basket Adidas Nmd Homme Pas Cher .The international sporting environment was too hostile a place for a gay athlete.From my perspective, to be the best athlete that you can be, and to reach your objectives, you have to be able to be yourself, Burley said. And my personal experience is . . . it wasnt a comfortable and open environment for me. And it was really challenging. And I know thats shared by a lot of athletes that have similar stories.When Toronto hosts the Pan American Games next summer in Toronto, Burley said it will mark the first time the organizing committee has worked in partnership with the local gay community.That sends a real message I think, a real leadership message to set a higher standard for inclusion, Burley said.The Truro, N.S., native was the emcee for Fridays unveiling of PrideHouse Torontos plans for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.They include a celebration zone in the citys Church-Wellesley Village, with family activities such as pick-up sports games.The 519 Church Street Community Centre will be turned into a Pan Am pavilion, with a safe space for people to watch the Games as well as celebrate athletes and inclusion in sports, said PrideHouse spokesperson Ryan Tollofson.There will be a PrideHouse presence at other Games sites such as Nathan Phillips Square and the CNE grounds, with 16 ambassadors from across Ontario, who have been trained to be able to address questions about the importance of inclusion in sport.There has never been a PrideHouse at a Pan Am Games, Tollofson said. Eleven Pan American countries still criminalize LGBTQ activity, PrideHouse Toronto said.We want to set an example for what inclusion in sport can be, Tollofson said. Were very fortunate in Canada to have a country where we have a lot of rights and protections as gay folks, as LGBTQ people, and so we want to be able to demonstrate that to the world. The main goal of PrideHouse is to make the Pan Am Games the most inclusive multi-sport Games in history.Burley competed for Canada at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and then the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, retiring that same year.The former gymnast said that while Canada is an international leader in LGBTQ rights, sports still remains behind other areas of society in terms of inclusion.You can see that from all the media that comes from every athlete that comes out, beginning with (NBA player) Jason Collins right through to Michael Sam (the first publicly gay athlete to be drafted into the NFL) and some of the other athletes, Burley said.Torontos PrideHouse for the Pan Am Games, he said, isnt about a bricks-and-mortar building where people say OK, thats where the gays are going to participate in the Games.Its also about including Toronto communities, as well as encouraging the LGBTQ community to participate fully in the Games.Were not quite there yet in sport, I think were a little bit behind, Burley said. But this is a good step in the right direction, and it sets a good precedent and Im hoping that future organizing committees with all adopt the same thing, and it will just be standard that the LGBTQ component and diversity in general gets incorporated as part of every Games going forward.The Pan Am Games are July 10-26, while the Parapan Am Games are Aug. 7-15. Basket Adidas Nmd r2 Pas Cher . Donald Young lost in straight sets to Israels Dudi Sela 6-3, 6-0. Querrey, ranked No. 61, is the second-highest ranked American, ahead of Johnson (64). Adidas Springblade Contrefaçon Pas Cher . Hes just beginning to get similar results. The right-hander struggled after winning the honour in 2008 and 2009, but a retooling of his game has begun to pay off and has the San Francisco Giants thinking about the Lincecum of old. http://www.basketnmdpascher.fr/pas-cher-basket-springblade.html . The Canadians led for much of the game before Argentina forced overtime in the dying seconds of the fourth quarter. Canada weathered the storm after squandering a lead with a series of made shots. "Its a fantastic win for our country with 11 first-time Canadian national team members," said head coach Roy Rana.EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 4 Ohio State took Northwesterns best shot on a wet and raucous night at Ryan Field, and the Buckeyes perfect record is still standing. They can thank Carlos Hyde for that. Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 Saturday and extend the nations longest win streak to 18 games. The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) remained undefeated since Urban Meyer took over as coach last year. On a rain-soaked field and with a prime-time audience watching, they rallied from 10 down in the third quarter to take out a team aiming to show it could beat the best in the conference. Hyde, who was suspended for the first three games after an alleged conflict with a female in a bar this summer, prevented that. He scored on a 4-yard run late in the third and added two more touchdowns in the final quarter to lift the Buckeyes. "I go out every game with the mindset that I have to make up for those three games," Hyde said. And when he was asked what he would think about when he goes to bed, he cleared his throat a few times and placed his fingers on his eyes as he teared up. "First Ill give thanks to God. That suspension. That ... that suspension really hurt. Being out there with my brothers is the greatest thing," Hyde said, his voice cracking. He was credited with a 2-yard touchdown after a replay review early in the fourth to put Ohio State ahead 26-23. Then, after Northwesterns Trevor Siemian connected with Cameron Dickerson on a 12-yard score, Hyde ran it in from the 7 with 5:22 left in the game. That made it 34-30. "We all make mistakes," Meyer said. "I think this is a game changer for him." The Wildcats Kain Colter got stopped on fourth-and-1 at the Ohio State 34 with 2:43 left after he picked up his own fumble, wiping out a late threat. The game ended with Northwestern (4-1, 0-1) lateralling and the Buckeyes recovering the loose ball in the end zone. Hyde came up big Jordan Hall nursing a knee injury, and Ohio State pulled this one out even though Braxton Miller had a rough night. He threw for 203 yards but had an interception and fumbled twice after matching a career-high with four touchddown passes against Wisconsin last week. Adidas Nmd Cs1 Noir Pas Cher. He also ran for 68 yards. Corey Brown added 127 yards receiving, and the defence delivered five sacks, sending the Buckeyes to their 29th win in their past 30 games with the Wildcats. Northwestern hasnt beaten a Top-five team since it opened the 1959 season with wins over No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 5 Iowa. "Theres a team getting on the bus going back to Columbus that just got into a fight with (our) football team," coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "Thats what Ill take from this game." And theres a team staying in Evanston that has the Buckeyes respect. "Very, very good players. Borderline great players," Meyer said. "And a scheme thats hard to defend." Siemian threw 245 yards and two touchdowns against a defence missing one of its leaders in safety Christian Bryant. He broke his left ankle late in last weeks game and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. Kain Colter completed all 12 passes for 98 yards and had a touchdown catch early in the game. Rashad Lawrence had 149 yards receiving. Venric Mark ran for 60 yards after missing three games with a lower body injury, but instead of a signature victory, Northwestern came away with a tight loss. "If we play a complete game, I dont care who were going up against, were going to go out there and get that win," linebacker Damien Proby said. "We didnt get to that point, playing all three phases." Northwestern was leading 23-20 early in the fourth when Doran Grant stepped in front of Rashad Lawrence to pick off a pass by Siemian at the 23. He returned it 7 yards to the Northwestern 16, and on third-and-goal at the 2, Hyde reached across the goal line and was credited with the touchdown after a replay review. That delighted the Buckeyes fans, but the Northwestern crowd had plenty to cheer moments later. Siemian connected with Lawrence on a 67-yard slant to the 7. Then, with the ball at the 12, a scrambling Siemian found Dickerson in the end zone on third down. Just like that, the Wildcats were back on top, 30-27, but in the end, it was Ohio States night. "Everybody got their mind right in the second half," Hyde said. ' ' '

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