From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They were a great success, perhaps because they emphasized sportsmanship, personal achievement, and inclusiveness to a far greater degree than the Olympics. It inspired him to consider organizing a gay sporting event modeled on the Olympics. His medical background enabled him to find jobs easily and in exotic locales. Views Read Edit View history.
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At Springfield, he competed on the gymnastics and football teams. Retrieved April 11, Despite the fact that the USOC had not previously protested when other groups had used the name, they alleged that allowing "Gay Olympics" would injure them. Inin a track meet in Hawaii, he injured his knee in a high jump, which ended his career as a competitive athlete. This page was last edited on 1 Januaryat Ammiano walked out yelling that Schwarzenegger could "kiss my gay ass". Originally majoring in physical education, he switched to pre-medicine following the sudden death of his best friend and co-captain of the gymnastics team, an event that moved him deeply.