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Tom Daley announces he's dating man

Diver Tom Daley, who won the 10-metre platform gold at the 2009 world championships when he was 15, says he is in a relationship with a man.

British Olympic diver: 'Is it a big deal? I don't think so'

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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by  John Bowman Posted: December 2, 2013 10:45 AM Last Updated: December 2, 2013 11:00 AM

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