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November 29, 2013

Gold medalist has previously shown musical talent in YouTube videos

The secret is out.

Matthew Mitcham, winner of a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, has been doing more than training to dive at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Mitcham has launched a crowd funding drive on Pozible.com to raise money for Twists and Turns, his debut cabaret tour which is named after his autobiography.

November 29, 2013

Gold medalist has previously shown musical talent in YouTube videos

The secret is out.

Matthew Mitcham, winner of a gold medal at the 2008 Olympics, has been doing more than training to dive at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Mitcham has launched a crowd funding drive on Pozible.com to raise money for Twists and Turns, his debut cabaret tour which is named after his autobiography.

September 30, 2013

'I see his bum all the time - in Speedos'

The gay YouTube personality known as Davey Wavey sat on a diving platform in Sydney, Australian, to have a very casual chat with diver Matthew Mitcham.

After more than a minute spent fretting about his fear of heights, Davey began asking some random questions of Mitcham, winner of the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in the 10 meter platform.

Mitcham was first asked if he had ever had sex while wearing his gold medal.

'I haven't but you've put the idea in my head now,' the 25-year-old diver replied. 'I think I'm going to.'

September 30, 2013

'I see his bum all the time - in Speedos'

The gay YouTube personality known as Davey Wavey sat on a diving platform in Sydney, Australian, to have a very casual chat with diver Matthew Mitcham.

After more than a minute spent fretting about his fear of heights, Davey began asking some random questions of Mitcham, winner of the 2008 Olympic Gold Medal in the 10 meter platform.

Mitcham was first asked if he had ever had sex while wearing his gold medal.

'I haven't but you've put the idea in my head now,' the 25-year-old diver replied. 'I think I'm going to.'

August 3, 2013

Gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham offers harsh words for the anti-LGBT policies of Russia, the home of next year's Winter Olympics

August 3, 2013

Gay Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham offers harsh words for the anti-LGBT policies of Russia, the home of next year's Winter Olympics

November 22, 2012

Gay Star News interviews gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham on the release of his shockingly honest autobiography

The revelation that Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was addicted to crystal meth, disclosed in his autobiography released this week, has shocked many, but that’s only one ordeal that he has overcome in his 24-years.

Raised by a single mother in Brisbane, Mitcham didn’t meet his father until he was an adult. His mother Vivienne struggled financially and they lived for six months without electricity when Mitcham was six-years-old.

November 22, 2012

Gay Star News interviews gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham on the release of his shockingly honest autobiography

The revelation that Australian diver Matthew Mitcham was addicted to crystal meth, disclosed in his autobiography released this week, has shocked many, but that’s only one ordeal that he has overcome in his 24-years.

Raised by a single mother in Brisbane, Mitcham didn’t meet his father until he was an adult. His mother Vivienne struggled financially and they lived for six months without electricity when Mitcham was six-years-old.

November 16, 2012

'Taking it was something I did to take my mind off things that were upsetting me - to make me feel better about myself'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham reveals in his new autobiography Twists and Turns that he battled an addiction to crystal meth after winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

In the book, to be released on Monday (20 November), Mitcham writes about how he went from the heights of Olympic glory to suffering from anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

November 16, 2012

'Taking it was something I did to take my mind off things that were upsetting me - to make me feel better about myself'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham reveals in his new autobiography Twists and Turns that he battled an addiction to crystal meth after winning the gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

In the book, to be released on Monday (20 November), Mitcham writes about how he went from the heights of Olympic glory to suffering from anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

August 30, 2012

The Beijing gold medalist has revealed the cover to his autobiography 'Twists and Turns'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has revealed the cover of his new autobiography.

Titled ‘Twists and Turns’, the book will cover his life as an Olympic champion and as one of the most high profile gay athletes.

An excerpt from the book says: ‘People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold medal and fame hadn’t changed me.

‘I always responded, ‘Why would I change? Being me is the easiest person to be.’

‘I was lying. It wasn’t.’

August 30, 2012

The Beijing gold medalist has revealed the cover to his autobiography 'Twists and Turns'

Gay Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has revealed the cover of his new autobiography.

Titled ‘Twists and Turns’, the book will cover his life as an Olympic champion and as one of the most high profile gay athletes.

An excerpt from the book says: ‘People kept remarking on how they were surprised that a gold medal and fame hadn’t changed me.

‘I always responded, ‘Why would I change? Being me is the easiest person to be.’

‘I was lying. It wasn’t.’

August 27, 2012

Diver does mash-up of Rome Wasn't Built in a Day and Roam using a ukulele and a Segway

Openly gay diver Matthew Mitcham is clearly not letting his failure to repeat as Olympic champion get him down.

The 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 meter platform has left the London Games behind him and taken Italy by storm with his unique brand of musicianship.

Alternately playing the ukulele from a hotel window in Rome and riding a Segway around the city, Mitcham performs a glorious mash-up of Roam and Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.

August 27, 2012

Diver does mash-up of Rome Wasn't Built in a Day and Roam using a ukulele and a Segway

Openly gay diver Matthew Mitcham is clearly not letting his failure to repeat as Olympic champion get him down.

The 2008 Olympic champion in the 10 meter platform has left the London Games behind him and taken Italy by storm with his unique brand of musicianship.

Alternately playing the ukulele from a hotel window in Rome and riding a Segway around the city, Mitcham performs a glorious mash-up of Roam and Rome Wasn't Built in a Day.

August 12, 2012

The Olympic champion is planning to be a springboard diver and wants his 'thighs as big as [China's] He Chong's' for Rio 2016

After narrowly missing out on a place in the diving final yesterday (11 August), it looked like it would be the last time we would see gay Australian athlete Matthew Mitcham at the Olympics.

Not a chance, as the 24-year-old is now considering reinventing himself as a springboard diver, primarily to reduce the impact on his battered body.

August 12, 2012

The Olympic champion is planning to be a springboard diver and wants his 'thighs as big as [China's] He Chong's' for Rio 2016

After narrowly missing out on a place in the diving final yesterday (11 August), it looked like it would be the last time we would see gay Australian athlete Matthew Mitcham at the Olympics.

Not a chance, as the 24-year-old is now considering reinventing himself as a springboard diver, primarily to reduce the impact on his battered body.

August 12, 2012

Megan Rapinoe, Judith Arndt, and Carl Hester are among the openly gay Olympians to impress in London 2012

Nearly half, 43%, of openly gay athletes have won a medal at the London Olympic Games.

In comparison to the United States, only 18% of 530 American athletes have graced the podium so far.

Out of the 23 openly gay athletes, comprising of 20 women and three men, 10 of them have won a medal solo or in a group.

If they were Team LGBT, they would have won four gold medals, one silver, and two bronze between them.

This means they would be number 19 in the official rankings, beating countries like Spain, Brazil, and Canada.

August 12, 2012

Megan Rapinoe, Judith Arndt, and Carl Hester are among the openly gay Olympians to impress in London 2012

Nearly half, 43%, of openly gay athletes have won a medal at the London Olympic Games.

In comparison to the United States, only 18% of 530 American athletes have graced the podium so far.

Out of the 23 openly gay athletes, comprising of 20 women and three men, 10 of them have won a medal solo or in a group.

If they were Team LGBT, they would have won four gold medals, one silver, and two bronze between them.

This means they would be number 19 in the official rankings, beating countries like Spain, Brazil, and Canada.

August 11, 2012

Twitter shares their sympathy for the much adored defending Olympic champion after he comes just outside of the 12 final places

Gay diver Matthew Mitcham came just shy of going through into the Olympic final on the 10m diving platform today (11 August).

The Australian, who won gold in Beijing four years ago, could be seen in tears after realizing he had faltered his final dive in the semi-finals.

With only 12 places up for grabs, Mitcham came 13th with 482.40 points.

Instead Chinese world champion Qiu Bo came top once again, with British favorite Tom Daley coming fourth with 521.1 points.

August 11, 2012

Twitter shares their sympathy for the much adored defending Olympic champion after he comes just outside of the 12 final places

Gay diver Matthew Mitcham came just shy of going through into the Olympic final on the 10m diving platform today (11 August).

The Australian, who won gold in Beijing four years ago, could be seen in tears after realizing he had faltered his final dive in the semi-finals.

With only 12 places up for grabs, Mitcham came 13th with 482.40 points.

Instead Chinese world champion Qiu Bo came top once again, with British favorite Tom Daley coming fourth with 521.1 points.

August 10, 2012

After the Australian Olympic champion promises to dive naked if he wins, Mitcham, Daley and world number one Qiu Bo qualify in the first heat

Gay diver Matthew Mitcham has qualified to go to the semi-finals after preliminary heats on the 10m diving platform at the London Olympics.

With 32 divers and six rounds, divers across the world came to the British capital to compete for 18 spots in one of the final competitions of the games.

The previous Olympic champion at Beijing four years ago, the Australian scored an impressive 456.2 points and finished in ninth place.

British favorite Tom Daley had a shaky fifth dive, and finished with 448.45 points in 15th place.

August 10, 2012

After the Australian Olympic champion promises to dive naked if he wins, Mitcham, Daley and world number one Qiu Bo qualify in the first heat

Gay diver Matthew Mitcham has qualified to go to the semi-finals after preliminary heats on the 10m diving platform at the London Olympics.

With 32 divers and six rounds, divers across the world came to the British capital to compete for 18 spots in one of the final competitions of the games.

The previous Olympic champion at Beijing four years ago, the Australian scored an impressive 456.2 points and finished in ninth place.

British favorite Tom Daley had a shaky fifth dive, and finished with 448.45 points in 15th place.

August 9, 2012

Openly gay athlete excites fans with Twitter promise

No doubt 2008 Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham already had plenty of fans rooting for him to duplicate his efforts from the Beijing Games.

Now they have even more incentive.

The openly gay athlete recently tweeted to his 27,000-plus followers: 'If I win gold at #London2012, I will dive off 10m naked to celebrate.'

August 9, 2012

Openly gay athlete excites fans with Twitter promise

No doubt 2008 Olympic gold medalist Matthew Mitcham already had plenty of fans rooting for him to duplicate his efforts from the Beijing Games.

Now they have even more incentive.

The openly gay athlete recently tweeted to his 27,000-plus followers: 'If I win gold at #London2012, I will dive off 10m naked to celebrate.'