After the moment aired, Kenworthy and Wilkas said they didn't realize they were being filmed but recognize the history they now got to share with the rest of the world.
One Twitter user wrote, "That lovely casual kiss between @guskenworthy and his boyfriend on @NBCOlympics - I'm old enough to understand how significant that is". But at the time, he considered kissing his boyfriend at the bottom of the slope, before ultimately deciding against it.
Hey, Gus-if you need someone to kiss your boo-boo and make it better, we're totally available.
"So much love for @guskenworthy and his partner for smashing down barriers and being the first same-sex couple to kiss live at the #WinterOlympics", wrote another.
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He had earlier said that Russian curlers were tested on January 22 before arriving in South Korea and the tests were negative. Russian women's curling coach Sergei Belanov said he didn't believe that a young and "clever man" would dope.
While local sponsors may support the underdogs and athletes who haven't medaled, the biggest endorsement deals typically just go to the top one or two competitors in each sport - headliners like Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn.
On Friday, Kenworthy posted videos and photos of the hematoma on his Instagram story. We work through all of our issues, we talk, we have wonderful communication. "It's up and down", he said. "It's a hard relationship, but we work on it".
Kenworthy came out in 2015, and told NBC that he had wanted to kiss his boyfriend publicly at the games in Russian Federation but was too scared. "We should have made out in front of people", he joked, before noting how exceptional the moment really was.
"I definitely didn't see a gay athlete at the Olympics kissing their boyfriend and I think if I had it would have made it a lot easier for me".