British Olympic diver: 'Is it a big deal? I don't think so'
The Associated PressPosted: Dec 02, 2013 10:22 AM ETLast Updated: Dec 02, 2013 11:58 AM ET
British diver Tom Daley, seen here after winning a bronze medal in the men's 10-metre platform final at the 2012 London Olympics, revealed on Monday he is in a relationship with a man. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press/File)
Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.
In a video released for his fans on YouTube, the 19-year-old British Olympian says "come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe … That someone is a guy."
Daley says in the five-minute video clip, which he published Monday, that he wanted "to put an end to all the rumours and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys," adding "is it a big deal? I don't think so."
Daley won the 10-metre platform gold at the 2009 world championships when he was 15. He took bronze in the same event at last year's London Olympics.
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