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December 2, 2013

Olympic hero and teen pin-up Daley says being in a gay relationship has made him feel ‘great’ but he also still fancies girls

British Olympic bronze medal winning diver Tom Daley has come out as bisexual and said he is currently in a gay relationship.

Daley, now aged 19, won the hearts of the UK and people around the world in 2008 when he was the youngest Team GB competitor in the Beijing Olympics.

Last year, in the London Olympics 2012 he won bronze in the 10 metre platform dive. He is also a gold medalist for the World and European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

February 1, 2013

Lesbian broadcaster who won hearts while presenting at the Olympics and Paralympics will front her own chat show

The sports and television presenter who won British hearts while hosting the London Olympics and Paralympics will host a new sport chat show.

Clare Balding, a lesbian broadcaster, will host a weekly program featuring interviews, debates and chat about the latest news in sport.

She said: ‘I’d like to thank BT for giving me the opportunity to present my own magazine show.

January 21, 2013

Reviewers have praised the openly gay and non-religious broadcaster for her first episode of Good Morning Sunday

The sports and television presenter who won British hearts while hosting the London Olympics and Paralympics has impressed once again.

Clare Balding, a non-religious lesbian, had reviewers singing her praises after the first episode of her weekly faith show aired yesterday (20 January).

Good Morning Sunday features discussions about religion, interviews with celebrities and easy listening music. It was hosted by Aled Jones for six years.

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 3, 2012

The Austrlian sports star, who has competed in five Olympics, has announced London will be her last

Lesbian sports star Natalie Cook is planning to retire from beach volleyball after the London Olympics.

As reported by Wide World of Sports, the 37-year-old’s Olympic career which stretches nearly two decades ended on Wednesday (1 August) with her fifth and final games.

‘The mind, and the body, needs a rest. Not a rest that I’m coming back from, but a rest forever,’ Cook said yesterday (2 August).

May 16, 2012

GSN investigates what London’s Olympic organizers have done to involve LGBT people, give them a presence at the games and leave a legacy for gay sport

‘Hard to spot and easy to miss,’ that’s veteran activist Peter Tatchell’s take on the LGBT presence at the London Olympics.

If he’s right, it’ll be a sad irony. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seem to have been integral to winning the games for London (diversity was a key part of the bid to the International Olympic Committee) and gay individuals and businesses will also play a big role in delivering the games.

April 19, 2012

But until then he doesn't mind the attention, 'in the hope that it might make other people feel more comfortable'

Australian Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham has spoken openly about his sexuality in an interview ahead of competing in the London Olympics.

Mitcham, who came out publicly before winning gold in the 10-metre platform diving event the Beijing Olympics, said in an interview with Sydney Morning Herald:

April 18, 2012

Links of London launch Olympic collection

With only 100 days to go until the London Olympics, excitement is mounting, and in preparation Links of London have created the official jewellery collection of the 2012 games.

The range has been designed to give the Links of London brand a patriotic, British twist. It includes gifts and cool pieces of jewellery inspired by the colours of the Union Jack flag, British fashion and even gold medals.