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In the Pool with Matthew Mitcham: VIDEO

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Matthew Mitcham and vlogger Davey Wavey discuss whether Mitcham has had sex wearing his Olympic gold medal, Tom Daley's hairy butt, and leaping from great heights.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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British Diver Tom Daley: 'I'm Not Gay'

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Tom Daley tells the UK Mirror he does not swim in the man pond:

"I think it’s funny when people say I’m gay... I laugh it off. I’m not. But even if I was, I wouldn’t be ashamed. It wouldn’t bother me in the slightest what people thought. But I can understand why I have a massive gay following – I spend most of my life half naked in trunks on a diving board showing off my bare chest. I often joke I wear more to bed than I do to work. But I’m cool with my gay following. It’s great to have gay fans even though my friends gently take the mick. I just think about my diving. If people think I am gay or that I don’t focus on my diving enough and go out too much, there is always going to be an opinion – and if I worry about that too much, then my diving goes downhill."


Greg Louganis Engaged to His Partner Johnny Chaillot

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis is getting married to his paralegal partner Johnny Chaillot, he tells People magazine:

Louganis"I finally met my soul mate – the more I fall in love with Johnny, the more I fall in love with myself. This is what the universe had in store for both of us," Louganis, 53, says.

Louganis is widely considered the greatest diver in history. He is the only male to sweep both the 3m and 10m diving events in consecutive Olympic Games ('84 and '88). During his career he earned a total of five Olympic medals, five World Championship titles and 47 national titles.

Louganis also tweeted: "Yes! It is official we are getting married! I love my life and I love Johnny Chaillot ! Namaste, Greg"

Congrats to both of them!


Greg Louganis Has Been Coaching Giraffes, Obviously: VIDEO

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Bet you have no idea what those long legs and neck on a giraffe are really for.

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What It's Like to Run Your Fingers Along Matthew Mitcham's Spine: VIDEO

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The spine of his new book, Twists and Turns, of course.

Watch him at a recent appearance at Australia's Booktopia, AFTER THE JUMP...

He also described the book thusly: "It’s the story of my life from birth to present, with absolutely no omissions whatsoever (after all, 24 is really young to write a book!) but it is a very warts-and-all biography, talking about everything from sports to depression, living like a caveman, coming to terms with sexuality, and all the (mis)adventures in between."

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Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham Battled Crystal Meth Addiction in 2011

A bombshell revelation from his new autobiography Twists and Turns is that gay Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham was battling an addiction to crystal meth in the years leading up to the London Olympics, at which he failed to medal:

MitchamThe Sydney Morning Herald reports that following his Olympic win in 2008 after still failing to be ranked as World #1, he descended into depression:

Self-doubt came crashing back, fuelled by injury. Secretly smoking crystal meth to boost his moods, he was soon in the grip of addiction.

He knew the drug's dangers. But ''taking it was something I did … to take my mind off things that were upsetting me - to make me feel better about myself.''

The openly gay Mitcham has climbed back from last year's depths with the aid of Narcotics Anonymous, a drug rehabilitation clinic, hypnotherapy and the support of his inner circle. He's chased the demons away and is training for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

In therapy still, he believes he is happier and healthier. As for fully understanding himself, he writes: ''The answers continue to elude me. I may work it out one day.''

Said Mitcham to Australia's Nine News program 60 Minutes: "I certainly was addicted to crystal meth...I just felt like such a massive sham."

Here's the preview to his 60 Minutes interview.

(via outsports)


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