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SWIMMING: Olympic swimmer reveals gay relationship

Published:Tuesday | December 3, 2013 | 8:36 AM

Olympic bronze medal-winning diver Tom Daley was brave and courageous to reveal he is in a relationship with a man, says former mentor Leon Taylor.

Taylor, who won silver at the 2004 Olympics with Pete Waterfield in the synchronised 10-metre diving, mentored Daley during the early years of his career.

The 19-year-old Daley made his announcement in a YouTube broadcast yesterday.

Cyclist Graeme Obree, who came out in 2011, said it was a positive day, but warned Daley may lose sponsorship.

The 48-year-old Scot said he had lost sponsorship deals that had been signed and agreed from national companies with an international presence in countries that don't tolerate gay people.


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