Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (August 15, 2008)

But wait, there’s more Olympics coverage! If you’ve had enough, feel free to skip ahead to the next page, but if you’re interested in knowing how our lesbian athletes have been doing so far, keep reading.

German cyclist Judith Arndt finished sixth in the women’s individual time trial on Aug. 12, and 41st in the road race on Aug. 10. German fencer Imke Duplitzer, who was recently interviewed by the Epoch Times, placed fifth in the women’s individual epée fencing competition on Aug. 13.

Duplitzer at the Fencing Hall on Aug. 13 in Beijing

Photo credit: Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images

The U.S. softball team, including Vicky Galindo and Lauren Lappin, has won its first two games (against Venezuela and Australia) as expected. Its third game was suspended due to rain, with Canada in the lead 1-0; it will resume on Friday afternoon in Beijing right after the U.S. plays Japan.

The U.S. softball team on Aug. 14 in Beijing

Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images

Sweden’s soccer team, led by team captain Victoria Svensson, defeated Argentina (1-0) on Aug. 9 and Canada (2-1) on Aug. 12.

Svensson (center) with teammates after defeating Argentina on Aug. 9

Photo credit: Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

Next up: Sweden faces German on Friday, Aug. 15. The German team, including Linda Bresonik, defeated Nigeria (1-0) on Aug. 9 and North Korea (1-0) on Aug. 12.

Bresonik (right) fights with Korea’s Kil Son Hui for the ball on Aug. 12

Photo credit: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. women’s soccer team, including Natasha Kai, also advances to the quarterfinals after defeating Japan (1-0) on Aug. 9 and New Zealand (4-0) on Aug. 12. On Friday they’ll play against Canada, whom they defeated 6-0 in a "friendly" game in May in which Natasha Kai scored her first hat trick. (Apparently that means she scored three goals during the game. Dratted sports jargon!)

Kai is blocked by goalkeeper Jenny Bindon on Aug. 12

Photo credit: Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

Last but not least, Norway’s handball team, including Gro Hammerseng and Katja Nyberg, has won all three of their matches so far, defeating Kazakhstan (35-19), Angola (31-17) and China (30-23). Next up they play France on Friday. How does all that victory feel?

Yep, I thought so.

— by Malinda Lo

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