Caitlyn Jenner graces the newest cover of Sports Illustrated, dressed in a sequined jumpsuit by Alice + Olivia and the gold medal that she won 40 years ago at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. It's a momentous occasion for the decathlon gold medalist: This is the first time Jenner has publicly worn the winning accolade since her transition.
The in-depth profile on Jenner, written by Tim Layden, looks back on her journey to the Olympics in Montreal. It also discusses the significance of Jenner's cover and how her athletic achievements — and her celebrity — have helped to bring awareness and attention towards transgender issues. "That's the important thing. That's why I wore the medal," she says to Layden during one of their three interviews.
Visit Sports Illustrated's website to read the entire cover story and watch the corresponding short film.