Montreal OutGames: Opening ceremonies

Photo Credit: Andrew Delaware
Israeli Yuval Hets, left, is competing in triathlon, cycling and marathon.

"Triathlon is my favorite. Cycling is my best." A serious athlete and competitor, Yuval trains year round, competes nationally and sometimes internationally. He even dabbles in Iron Man competitions.

And what is Yuval most excited about this week? "Being at an international event, with a sporting atmosphere. And there is so much cultural and social value—gay and lesbian people gathering from so many nations, to compete in sport. I love the atmosphere. I remember this from Sydney. That is why I am here again."