There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion

    There are more out LGBTQ athletes competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics than in any other Olympic Games. Still, experts say, the number of out athletes -- around 168 -- is lower than it should be if the sports world is intent on including LGBTQ competitors.

    (CNN)The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are already historic, and not just because they're taking place a year later than scheduled. This year's Olympics feature, by one count, more participants who identify as LGBTQ than at any other Games.

    At least 168 of the 11,000 Olympians competing in Tokyo this week are openly LGBTQ, according to the SB Nation blog Outsports.
    Of the 160-plus LGBTQ athletes, some are well-known stars like FIFA Women's World Cup champ Megan Rapinoe, WNBA great Brittney Griner and diver (and newly minted gold medalist) Tom Daley, all of whom came out publicly in the last decade. They're joined by up-and-comers like the Canadian soccer player Quinn and New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, both of whom are transgender.
      Megan Rapinoe (right) flies past Quinn of Canada during a game between Canada and the US Women's National Team in Florida.