2016 Queerlympics: When And Where to Watch All The Out Female Athletes in Rio

Oh hi. Did you hear the Queerlympics are happening? Were you wondering when each of the queer lady athletes will be competing? Me too! That’s why I put together this schedule. So we can all live our best lives.


Saturday, August 6

8:30 a.m.Women’s Handball – Mayssa Pessoa (Brazil) – goalie

10:30 a.m. – Women’s Handball – Alexandra Lacrabere (France) – jersey #64

12 p.m.Women’s Rugby – Kelly Griffin and Jillion Potter (USA) – hooker and prop positions

4 p.m. – Women’s Soccer – Megan Rapinoe (USA) – jersey #15. USA head coach Jillian Ellis is also out.

5 p.m. – Women’s Soccer – Michelle Heyman (Australia) –  jersey #16

5 p.m.Women’s Rugby – Kelly Griffin and Jillion Potter (USA) – hooker and prop positions

7 p.m.Women’s Soccer – Katie Duncan (New Zealand) – jersey #4

7:30 p.m.Women’s Field Hockey – Susannah Townsend, Helen Richardson-Walsh, and Kate Richardson-Walsh (Great Britain) – midfielder, midfielder, central defender. Coach Alyson Annan is also out.

9 p.m.Women’s Soccer – Lisa Dahlkvist, Nilla Fischer, Hedvig Lindahl and Caroline Seger (Sweden) – midfielder, defender, goalkeeper, midfielder. Sweden head coach Pia Sundhage is also out.

Sunday, August 7

9 a.m.Women’s Beach Volleyball – Larissa França (Brazil) – jersey #1

11 a.m. – Women’s Basketball – Elena Delle Donne, Seimone Augustus, Brittney Griner, Angel McCoughtry (USA) – jerseys #16, #5, #15, and #8

11:30 a.m.Women’s Field Hockey – Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel and Maartje Paumen (Netherlands) – jerseys #9 and #17

3 p.m. – Women’s Rugby – Jen Kish (Canada) – captain – She also already played in two games that I didn’t have on the schedule earlier. Thank you annearchal for the tip!

Monday, August 8

12:10 p.m. – Women’s Kayak Single – Canoe Slalom – Ashley Nee (USA)

POSSIBLE – Women’s Rugby – Depending on team USA and Canada’s earlier performance, they could be playing in one of the tournament matches today. Those matches start at 11:30 p.m., with the medal-determining matches being held at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 9

3 p.m. – Women’s Soccer – Stephanie Labbe, Marie-Eve Nault, Melissa Tancredi (Canada) – goalie, jersey #16 and #14. They also played two games in the preliminaries that I accidentally missed on the original schedule. Thank you annearchal for pointing this out!

6 p.m. – Women’s Soccer – Team USA and New Zealand will be playing simultaneously. Thank you Artaxata for pointing this out!

Thursday, August 11

POSSIBLE – Women’s Beach Volleyball – Depending on team Brazil’s performance in the preliminaries, Larissa Franca could be playing in a Lucky Loser game at 10 p.m. today.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Kayak Single – Canoe Slalom – Depending on her performance on Monday, Ashley Nee (USA) could be competing again today. The semifinal will be held at 12:15 p.m., and the finals will be held at 2 p.m.

Friday, August 12

12:02 p.m. – Swimming – Women’s 50m Freestyle – Mélanie Henique (France) – heat 9 lane 8. Depending on her performance in this heat, she could also compete in the semifinals, held at 9:59 p.m. and 10:06 p.m. tonight.

Time TBD – Track & Field – Women’s 100m – Dutee Chand (India). There are four preliminary heats today, with the first at 10:55 a.m. If she does well, she could compete in one of the seven Round 1 heats, which begin at 9:40 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Soccer – If team USA, Canada, Australia, or Sweden make it through the preliminary rounds (very likely!), there will be queer ladies in the quarterfinals today. There are two matches, one at 12 p.m. and one at 3 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Beach Volleyball – Depending on team Brazil’s earlier performance, Larissa Franca could be playing in a Round of 16 game today. There are two matches, one at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m.

Saturday, August 13

POSSIBLE – Swimming – Women’s 50m Freestyle – Depending on her earlier performance, Mélanie Henique (France) could compete in the finals today. These begin at 9:03 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Track & Field – Women’s 100m – Depending on Dutee Chand’s (India) earlier performance, she could be competing in the semifinals beginning at 8 p.m., with the possibility of moving on to the final held at 9:35 p.m.

Sunday, August 14

POSSIBLE – Women’s Beach Volleyball – Depending on team Brazil’s earlier performance, Larissa Franca could be playing in a quarterfinal match today. There’s one at 3 p.m. and one at 4 p.m.

Monday, August 15

Time TBD – Track & Field – Women’s Discus Throw – Nadine Muller (Germany) – There are two groups, one beginning at 7:30 p.m. and one beginning at 8:50 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Field Hockey- If the Netherlands or Great Britain make it through the preliminaries, they could be playing in the quarterfinals today. There are two matches, one at 9 a.m. and one at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 16

8:45 a.m. – Track & Field – Women’s Pole Vault – Martina Strutz (Germany)

10 a.m. – Boxing – Women’s Fly 51kg – Nicola Adams (Great Britain)

Time TBD – Track & Field – Women’s Javelin Throw – Sunette Viljoen (South Africa– There are two groups, one beginning at 7:35 p.m. and one beginning at 8:50 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Handball – If either France or Brazil win their preliminary matches, Alexandra Lacrabere or Mayssa Pessoa could be playing in the quarter finals today. There are two matches, one at 9 a.m. and one at 4 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Basketball – If team USA makes it through the preliminaries, they’ll play in the quarterfinals today. There are two matches, one at 10 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Soccer – If team USA, Canada, Australia, or Sweden make it through the quarterfinals (again, very likely!), there will be queer ladies in the semifinals today. There are two matches, one at 12 p.m. and one at 3 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Beach Volleyball – Depending on team Brazil’s earlier performance, Larissa Franca could be playing in a semifinal match today. There’s one at 3 p.m. and one at 10 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Track & Field – Women’s Discus Throw – Depending on Nadine Muller’s (Germany) performance on Monday, she could be competing in the final today. It begins at 10:20 a.m.

Wednesday, August 17

Time TBD – Track & Field – Women’s 800m – Caster Semenya (South Africa). There are six preliminary heats today, with the first at 9:55 a.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Beach Volleyball – Depending on team Brazil’s earlier performance, Larissa Franca could be playing in the finals today. The bronze medal match will be held at 9 p.m. and the gold medal match will be held at 11 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Field Hockey- If the Netherlands or Great Britain make it through the quarterfinals, they could be playing in the semifinals today. There are two matches, one at 11 a.m. and one at 4 p.m.

Thursday, August 18

Time TBD – Taekwondo – Women’s 57kg – Julia Vasconcelos Dos Santos (Brazil). The Round of 16 matches begin at 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Depending on her performance, she could have up to four matches today. The final gold medal match will be held at 9 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Handball – If either France or Brazil make it through the quarter finals, Alexandra Lacrabere or Mayssa Pessoa could be playing in the semifinals today. There are two matches, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Basketball – If team USA makes it through the semifinals, they’ll play in the quarterfinals today. There are two matches, one at 2 p.m. and one at 6 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Boxing – Women’s Fly 51kg – If Nicola Adams (Great Britain) makes it through the quarterfinals, she could be boxing in the semifinals today. There are two matches, one at 1 p.m. and one at 1:15 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Track & Field – Women’s 800m – Depending on her performance on Wednesday, Caster Semenya (South Africa) could be competing in one of the three semifinal races today, beginning at 8:15 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Track & Field – Women’s Javelin Throw – Depending on her performance on Tuesday, Sunette Viljoen (South Africacould be competing in the final today. It begins at 8:10 p.m.

Friday, August 19

POSSIBLE – Women’s Soccer – If team USA, Canada, Australia, or Sweden make it through the semifinals (PLEASE LESBIAN JESUS YES!), there will be queer ladies in the finals today. The bronze medal match will be held at noon, and the gold medal match will be held at 4:30 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Field Hockey- If the Netherlands or Great Britain make it through the semifinals, they could be playing in the finals today. The bronze medal match will be held at 11 a.m., and the gold medal match will be held at 4 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Track & Field – Women’s Pole Vault – Depending on her performance on Tuesday, Martina Strutz (Germany) could be competing in the final today. It begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 20

POSSIBLE – Women’s Handball – If either France or Brazil make it through the semifinals, Alexandra Lacrabere or Mayssa Pessoa could be playing in the finals today. The bronze medal game is at 10:30 a.m., and the gold medal game is at 2:30 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Women’s Basketball – If team USA makes it through the semifinals, they’ll play in the finals today. The bronze medal game is at 10:30 a.m., and the gold medal game is at 2:30 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Boxing – Women’s Fly 51kg – If Nicola Adams (Great Britain) makes it through the semifinals, she could be boxing in the finals today. The match is at 1 p.m.

POSSIBLE – Track & Field – Women’s 800m – Depending on her earlier performance on Wednesday, Caster Semenya (South Africa) could be competing in the finals today. The race is at 8:15 p.m.

Laura Mandanas is a Filipina American living in Boston. By day, she works as an industrial engineer. By night, she is beautiful and terrible as the morn, treacherous as the seas, stronger than the foundations of the Earth. All shall love her and despair. Follow her: @LauraMWrites.

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44 Comments

  1. Thank you! These are pretty much the only events that I will tune into this Olympics (plus some fencing, I guess). I watched 5 women’s football games in a row on Wednesday night, lol.

    Btw Alexandra Lacrabere is demolishing my poor Dutch right now.

  2. I appreciate this so much, I really do. I’m watching USA v. France soccer right now because of this article. But maybe you could update the headline to all out female athletes? It’s a little insensitive to erase the gay male athletes. They’ve got a rough enough time of it anyway.

  3. I did see a lot of coverage about LGBT Olympians but nobody mentioned Argentina’s women’s handball goalkeeper, Valentina Kogan. She’s even expecting twins with her partner, Carolina Rieger (not an Olympian) pretty soon.

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  4. How did you miss all the Canadian athletes?
    Stephanie Labbe (soocer), Marie-Eve Nault (soccer), Melissa Tancredi (soccer), Jen Kish (rugby).

    Also apparently during the Austalia/Canada game, the crowd was openly jeering, and throwing homophobic slurs at Labbe. Today in the game against Zimbabwe Canada was audibly being booed when they scored or won possession. Definitely not impressed with Rio so far.

  5. With the success of women’s soccer who are clearly better then the men, why not make the American pro Soccer league equal playing field for men and women. Imagine watching a game where it doesn’t matter your sex it matters what your skill is. How awesome would it be for women’s soccer to be recognized by being equal by having women play alongside the men in our national pro soccer league. We would no longer have to go to Europe or elsewhere to get our players. They could be all be Americans from American universities. American players who played for the home team in the Olympics. Think of how better the games would be. Think of the nationally televised games we could see because of it. Think of the sponsorships. Let’s face it even the sponsors would win. In the NFL or the NBA you have male dominated audiences with slightly more male commercials. But with equal men and women you could have both male and female oriented commercials. One break in the game could be from companies who target both men and women. Say for example Degree for men and women.

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