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


Feb 6, 2018; San Francisco, CA, USA; Gus Kenworthy gives a television interview as he and other athletes prepare to depart on flight UA893 to Seoul from San Francisco International Airport for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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