More than 40 percent of the out LGBT Olympians took home medals, a better medal-winning percentage than Team USA.
OutSports.com, a website dedicated to LGBT issues in sports, provided in-depth coverage of the Olympics, including tallying 23 out Olympians from around the world.
"If Team Gay was a country, it would have finished 31st overall with seven medals, tied with Mexico, Ethiopia and Georgia," OutSports.com co-founder Cyd Zeigler noted in an excellent article wrapping up the London Games.
Today marked the first day of Olympic competition in the 2012 London Games with a day filled with women's soccer.
The U.S. Women's National Team, featuring out midfielder Megan Rapinoe, kicked off the games with its opening match of the games against France. The American ladies came away with a 4-2 victory after going down two goals to none, in large part to Rapinoe's solid midfield play.
There are some 21 openly gay and lesbian athletes competing in London, according to Outsports. That's already higher than the total of out Olympians in Beijing four years ago. But out of the 14,000 or so athletes competing at the games, something tells us there are a few more gay and lesbian athletes in London than the ones listed below.