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Billie Jean King to Attend Sochi Closing Ceremonies

Bj_kingTennis legend Billie Jean King, who was unable to attend the Sochi Opening Ceremonies with the U.S. delegation because of her ailing mother, who died this week at 91, will join Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden as part of the Closing Ceremonies U.S. delegation, the AP reports:

King called it a “privilege” to attend.

“I will use this trip to honor the memory of my mother and to further my mission of equality,” King said in a statement to The Associated Press. “I am thankful to President Obama for including me and I look forward to supporting the men and women of Team USA in Sochi.”

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  1. Who was the TR ass wipe who said her mother's illness was oretextual? I mistly read another blog because it has news sooner, generally, and far fewer cretins. But I like to check out this blog, too.

    Anyway, let's hear it for Ms. King!

    Posted by: Ken | Feb 15, 2014 7:48:00 PM


  2. Speaking of "supporting the men and women of Team USA in Sochi."
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xllAStWQ4LQ&feature=share&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DxllAStWQ4LQ%26feature%3Dshare&app=desktop

    Posted by: [email protected] | Feb 15, 2014 7:51:35 PM


  3. I too was wondering if there would be any apologies from those who slammed her for changing her plans.

    It's an honor to have Ms King representing the USA. Brava!

    Posted by: some yank in Rio | Feb 15, 2014 7:52:38 PM


  4. To all of you "adults" who were quick to criticize from behind your keyboards you owe her an apology. It was said that her deicision not to go was based on endorsements and calling her "chicken gitz" (ANKERICH). Or that she only wanted to be in the spotlight in the lead up and then, pull out at the last minute (MIKE RYAN). That she put money in front of patriotism (ANON). "Not buying it" (FREAK)

    Well, her mother died this week at 91. How do you perfect pillars of society feel now for making her out to be an opportunistic villan when, in fact, she chose to be with her family. What have you pathetic losers done for the gay community or the world in general besides cast judgement on others?? What the hell have you done? Now that she is going attend the closing ceremonies and still show her strength and support for the cause you will still probably find a way to fault her for that too. Just sad.

    MIKE RYAN said: "The convenience of her mother's illness is just that - a convenience and tossed out at the last moment, the day before she leaves for Sochi. Give us a break, we are not stupid people."---Actually you guys ARE pretty stupid and a pathetic excuse for a human beings.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 15, 2014 8:12:05 PM


  5. *chicken gutz, not gitz

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 15, 2014 8:12:53 PM


  6. Very well put, Betty! :)

    Sad and pathetic lowlife morons are plentiful on this site. Such a shame.

    Posted by: Righton | Feb 15, 2014 8:26:11 PM


  7. I admire and respect her but why do gat celebs fear attacking State homophobia?????????????????????????????????

    Posted by: Now | Feb 15, 2014 9:36:31 PM


  8. I admire and respect her but why do gat celebs fear attacking State homophobia?????????????????????????????????

    Posted by: Now | Feb 15, 2014 9:36:31 PM


  9. *gay

    Posted by: Now | Feb 15, 2014 9:36:45 PM


  10. You can tell how devastated she was by her Mom's passing.

    Posted by: Blake | Feb 15, 2014 11:55:52 PM


  11. Can't keep Billie down. She's so vital to everything.

    Posted by: Blake | Feb 15, 2014 11:56:29 PM


  12. Will any of the A##holes who accused her of using her mother's poor health as an excuse for not attending the opening ceremonies be man enough to post their sincere apologies? Fat chance. Rash judging scum don't know the meaning of sincere apology.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 16, 2014 12:33:17 AM


  13. I blame her mom for trying to upstage her. Moms always do that to daughters.

    Posted by: Merv | Feb 16, 2014 12:41:01 AM


  14. She obviously does't want to miss the media limelight. She could have retained some respect had she simply bowed out. I find her appearance at the closing ceremonies to be too little too late. Get over it people - she used us to get her name back in lights.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 16, 2014 1:13:39 AM


  15. @ANDREW: I think the only apology she'll get came from Blake. Haters need to get a life.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 16, 2014 1:15:19 AM


  16. BTW, I notice every one of you whining your heads off are doing so anonymously - BETTY, RIGHTON, NOW, SOME YANK, MUSCLEOUTLAW- obviously all the same individual trying to boost his own case. If you're real you wouldn't be ashamed of who or what you are.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 16, 2014 1:16:34 AM


  17. I agree Mike - none have any credibility if they can't post as their real selves. We can all make up phony names to criticize others but it means nothing without credibility. Who is BETTY? Who is NOW? Answer: nobody

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Feb 16, 2014 1:29:49 AM


  18. I'll bet everyone one of the posts from KEN, MUSCLEOUTLAW, SOMEYANK, BETTY, BETTY, BETTY, RIGHTON, NOW, NOW, NOW, BLAKE, ANDREW, and MERV are all coming from the same IP address. Ban that IP address and you won't hear from them again. PHONY, FAKE and FRAUDULENT.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Feb 16, 2014 1:39:23 AM


  19. Excuse me, you get called out for judging and making accusations that were INCORRECT and now you have the nerve to deflect on the people who called you out? You should be apologizing to Ms. King.

    Yes Mike, you are so not annonymous with that name. Was John Smith taken? You are the one who should be banned. You are a prime example of why this site is becoming a joke.

    Not one of you people who made those shots at her has apologized. You just threw more mud at others. What character you have shown!

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 16, 2014 2:57:01 AM


  20. Mike is probably a fake poster just trying to start crap. I will be asking Towleroad to ban his ISP.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 16, 2014 2:59:52 AM


  21. @Cary: you criticized her and made accusations as well. Yet, you haven't admitted you were wrong, just attacking other people's 'credibility'. Hypocrisy? The guys who were wrong are pulling out the annominity red herring. What is wrong with this picture?

    Posted by: WHAT????? | Feb 16, 2014 3:09:09 AM


  22. @Mike Ryan: I have been posting under my name and no other for a couple of years. It is only recently that I have begun to notice your usually, over the top, hysterical rants. Too bad, in this case, where you rash judged the motives of a gay national treasure like Billie Jean King, you are not man enough to admit your mistake and offer a sincere apology. Instead of making false accusations about other posters, man up and apologize.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 16, 2014 3:52:06 AM


  23. The line up of those who said Billie Jean King was using her mothers failing health as an excuse for not going to Sochi and accusing her of base motives is as follows: MIKE RYAN, ANON, ANKERICH, FREAK and CARY Chauvet. Shame on them for their false accusations and for their failure to apologize.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 16, 2014 4:06:09 AM


  24. @Mike...Go f*ck your bf's COCK wh0 SUCKS and supports CONTINUED CULTURAL LEGACY OF GAY MEN AND WOMEN STAYING IN THE CLOSET !!

    STAYING IN THE CLOSET DEMANDS WE LIE !!!
    lies lead to conflict!!!!
    Conflict is not life !!!!!

    DO NOT LIE FOR THE CLOSET! C0ME OUT LIBERATION 2014!!!!!!

    LIBERATION 2014:

    THEY WANT US TO LIE ..

    LIES ARE UNLIFE!!!!!!

    TELL EVERYONE YOU ARE GAY !
    LOVE GAY!
    BE GAY!
    LET'S GET IT GOING *2015

    Posted by: Now | Feb 16, 2014 7:01:38 AM


  25. @Mike...Go f*ck your bf's COCK wh0 SUCKS and supports CONTINUED CULTURAL LEGACY OF GAY MEN AND WOMEN STAYING IN THE CLOSET !!

    STAYING IN THE CLOSET DEMANDS WE LIE !!!
    lies lead to conflict!!!!
    Conflict is not life !!!!!

    DO NOT LIE FOR THE CLOSET! C0ME OUT LIBERATION 2014!!!!!!

    LIBERATION 2014:

    THEY WANT US TO LIE ..

    LIES ARE UNLIFE!!!!!!

    TELL EVERYONE YOU ARE GAY !
    LOVE GAY!
    BE GAY!
    LET'S GET IT GOING *2015

    Posted by: Now | Feb 16, 2014 7:01:38 AM


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