Olympic commentators misgender first openly non-binary athlete

“My goal coming into this was to be happy and be a visual representation for humans like me,” Alana Smith wrote after competing

Bevan Hurley
Wednesday 28 July 2021 16:58 BST
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Alana Smith, the first openly non-binary athlete to compete at the Olympic Games, has been repeatedly misgendered by commentators while competing in the women’s skateboarding competition.

Smith was misgendered by callers from the BBC despite having their pronouns “they/them” written on their skateboard.

Online commenters called for an apology from the BBC.

“Alana Smith was constantly misgendered last night. An apology would be great,” wrote one person on Twitter.

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