Ian Thorpe on the cover of the Daily Telegraph this morning. #onyathorpie
1. Australia’s most successful ever Olympian Ian Thorpe has told British TV host Sir Michael Parkinson: “I’m comfortable saying I’m a gay man.”
In a Sunday night prime time interview broadcast on Channel Ten, “Thorpey” addressed questions from “Parky” about his sexuality, depression and outstanding swimming career.
“I’ve thought about this for a long time.” Thorpe said in response to the persistent questions over his sexuality. “I am not straight.”
“Only in the last two weeks have I been comfortable telling people around me.”
Thorpe told Sir Michael he had being asked about his sexuality since he was sixteen.