Anastasia Bucsis

Olympic Ambassador

Speed Skater

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“Sport is a human right and everyone deserves the right to participate and play; I believe and support the Olympic Charter and the idea of the Olympic Spirit. Having more LGBT athletes come out during the lead up towards Sochi will promote acceptance, awareness, and education.”

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Sep 18, 2013

Anastasia Bucsis joins fight against Russia's anti-gay law

Count Canadian long track speed skater Anastasia Bucsis among those who won’t be silenced ahead of the Sochi Olympics, as Russia’s laws concerning gay people draw scrutiny.

It was announced on Wednesday that the Calgary native is joining forces with Athletes Ally, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote respect for individuals involved in sports regardless of their sexual orientation.

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Sep 5, 2015

Speed Skater Anastasia Bucsis Is 'Proud to Be Gay'

Canadian speed skater Anastasia Bucsis, who is likely headed for a spot on her Olympic team this winter, says she is “proud to be gay.”

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Sep 3, 2015

Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis ‘so proud to be gay’

Canadian Olympic hopeful Anastasia Bucsis describes herself as “vanilla” and “boring.” The Calgary athlete’s life is centred on training – six to eight hours a day, six days a week. Even when she announced to family and friends she was gay two years ago, the speed skater didn’t want her sexual orientation to become her whole identity.

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