Olympic diver Tom Daley announced that he was bisexual via YouTube.
Olympic diver Tom Daley is the latest athlete to come out as gay or bisexual.
Daley, a 19-year-old British diver who won the bronze medal for the 10-meter platform event in the 2012 London Games, announced that he is in a relationship with a man in a clip posted to YouTube.
On Dec. 2, Daley tweeted "Got something I need to say...not been an easy decision to make, hope you can support me!"
Attached was the 5-minute clip, which had amassed nearly 5 million views as of Tuesday morning.
Daley explains that he decided to come out after being misquoted in an interview earlier this year.
Daley isn't the only Olympic diver to come out. American Greg Louganis, who won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, is openly gay. He first publicly spoke about being gay in a 1995 interview with Oprah Winfrey. Louganis was married in October 2013. Australian Matthew Mitcham revealed his sexuality in an exclusive interview with The Sydney Morning Herald in 2008, just a few months after winning the gold medal in the 10-meter platform.
Olympians such as boxer Orlando Cruz, figure skater Johnny Weir, women's hockey player Sarah Vaillancourt and U.S. soccer player Megan Rapinoe all have come out, but Olympians are not the only athletes who have made headlines with their sexual orientation.
NBA free agent Jason Collins gained notoriety for becoming the first openly gay professional male athlete currently playing a major U.S. professional sport when he discussed his sexuality in an interview with Sports Illustrated earlier this year.
The way NFL player Kwame Harris came out publicly wasn't ideal, as the former San Francisco 49er was charged in January with felony domestic violence and assault against a former boyfriend.